DD usually loves our camping trips but she was so quiet. Normally DD is a jumping bean - I usually have to plead with her to sit down rather than watching TV in a handstand!!! She has never been a great eater - now she’s not as hungry. She has started drinking a lot of water - very unusual for her - and going to the toilet constantly. Her skin is breaking out and she keeps picking at it - habit, anxiety perhaps?
Then there’s the constant battles with her 15yo sister! DD2 has always been competitive with DD1 but now it’s ridiculous - she is so jealous. She also feels very much in her shadow and is is starting to get resentful - DD1 is quite social and ran the show a bit at the caravan park.
DD2 is not much of a talker - but she did say the other day that she is worried about high school - making friends but also worried that she’ll get Fs - DD2 is very bright & never had an F in her life, but DD1 is s straight A student and DD2 is competitive. DD2 feels DD1 gets more attention than her, and she hates that DD1 won a school award last year, but DD1 does NOT get the attention (and DD2 also got an award last year too and was made a fuss of!)
My DD2 used to be such a happy girl and I’m worried she’s not anymore.
I’m thinking medically perhaps iron issues, or at worst diabetes, or psychological input may be needed, or it’s just puberty and growing up issues, finding her way? I have to remember she’s growing up and isn’t my little girl anymore.
Edited by zande, 10 February 2019 - 11:16 PM.