Emotional teenage daughter

Dahlia - posted on 05/18/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter just turned 14 and has always been a but emotional but lately it has worsened. She cries for any and everything and says she feels sad for no reason. I hatevtge thought of putting her on any type of medication but I just want her to feel normal.


Sarah - posted on 05/19/2016




I am a school nurse and if I brought every one of my freshman girls in and asked them if they feel normal, i think most would say no. They also would say they cry, fight with friends and parents all the time. Unless you think she is going to harm herself, give her some breathing room, let her know you are there to help her and see how she does. If you are really worried take her for a psych eval. but medication will be way down on the list. My 17 yo, struggles with perfection, and she has been seeing a counselor and even has an app on her phone to help her practice affirmative thinking.


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Dove - posted on 05/19/2016




Medication should never be your first thought to handle a child's (or even adult's) emotions. If she is willing to try and speak to someone about it then I would advise you find a counselor for her.

Lindy - posted on 05/19/2016




Girl’s hormones are very up and down at this age. It can be normal for her to be emotional, but have you really had a talk with her to find out what is going on in her life. Ask her about friends, school, and activities. Does she like doing something? like a hobby or interest? You might suggest that she tries something new. Do you take her out on mother/daughter dates?

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