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My 12 year old cries and pinches herself when upset

My daughter gets upset when she is made to study or do chores and doesn't want to. She cries and will even pinch herself or twist her fingers if we are displeased with her behavior. Is this behavior normal? Are these symptoms of some sort of adolescent syndrome? I need answers.
In Topics: My child's growth and development, Teen issues, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Jun 16, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

I can tell that your "parent intuition bell" is alerting you that something is amiss with your daughter. You may wish to take your concerns to her physician, school counselor or the School Psychologist.

Regardless, if it is a concern, please seek some expertise from others.

Good luck!

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