My oldest DD just turned 13, she also just started her period (like all in a months time) Since then she is like a COMPLETELY different child. I thought I was prepared for the teen years (as much as you can be prepared) but she has gone from a loving, upbeat, funny girl to a child that is always mad, down all the time, and at times disrespectful kid. Up until recently she was begging us to have another child, even showing me pictures of children with special needs that she thinks we should adopt, and 2 nights ago she said she wishes she was an only child because her brother used her toothbrush (I have tons of new toothbrushes so I have no idea why this was so traumatic)
I am not sure what to do with her. I am trying very hard to help her communicate what is wrong, but she acts like I am the most evil person she has ever met.
Do any of you with older kids have any suggestions or do I have to just have to ride it out?