My almost 11-year-old daughter has been having intense emotions atleast once a month. She has not begun to bleed yet. Is there any advice on how to support this? ANy good books for me to read or her to read? We are approaching a very sensitive time aside from the monthly intense emotions and trying to find ways to rise above it all. My DD has a tendency to argue at anything I say and it is very draining. Just looking for some guidance.
"The Care and Keeping of You" and "The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions" by American Girl publishing. These are awesome for girls this age.
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The one on one time is helpful I think too. Often times, that happens in the car for me. Even the 5 minutes it takes to drop a child off at sports practice is enough to have a quick reaffirming chat.
I'm an unintentional weasel feeder and I suck at proofreading.
OP i found the year before bleeding began was a huge stage for dd.
the most important thing i tell other moms is take care of yourself. even more care of yourself so you wont feel so frustrated.
i did a lot of self care. which allowed me not to get that upset with dd.
pps have already given you an action plan. its the plan i have used too.
however once her periods began she settled down and that phase went away.
she was horrible though. mean words to friends. to mom. more as a hitting out. afterwards she was very apologetic - but she also warned everyone around you that the best thing to do was to leave her alone - because she could not control her actions.
some of her friends would follow her to her room and hang out trying to make dd feel better. and i would hear dd scream - please leave me a lone. i dont want to hurt you with my words, but if you continue staying here that's what's going to happen.
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