I explained that one thing Momma needs to know is that her daughter is a "tweenager"...she's between childhood and adolescence and this developmental stage is characterized by intense emotions that easily overwhelm these young people. Typically, kids between 8 and 12 are considered to be "tweenagers".
I asked her to do a search on DrClaudia.net's blog posts by searching in the upper right corner for "tweenagers".
This should get her started on understanding the stage, but it's important for her daughter to start seeing a therapist to resolve possible anxiety conditions from unresolved trauma. Don't let anxiety get ahold of her life. It just makes it all the more difficult to get control of it.
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