Question by  friend (20)

What should I do if my teenage boy cries and can't handle his emotions?


Answer by  John (9008)

Teenagers are naturally emotional, and adolescence is a difficult time for many. That being said, frequent crying spells, especially over a long period of time, are a sign of depression. If your son has this, he should probably be evaluated by a psychiatrist.


Answer by  fware (56)

I would call his doctor and ask for advice, it could be depression or a chemical imbalance and this isn't something you want to wait to find out.


Answer by  CEEFORINA (784)

Many people, men and women, find crying releases anxiety. If you feel that his reactions cause HIM anxiety, he might need help with dealing with problems you dont know about?


Answer by  MelvinVanhorn (826)

This depends on what he's crying about. If he lost his girlfriend, its okay. If he's crying cause someone called him names, well, seeing a counselor couldn't hurt. Evaluate the why first though.


Answer by  Ditti (44)

talk to him and let him know he can trust you or take him to a child psychologist.


Answer by  Anonymous

Adolescence is a difficult time in anyone's life, both physcially and emotionally. The best thing you can do is offer comfort and support him, while trying to decipher what exactly is bothering him. But yes, if it does seem excessive, counseling might be a good idea.

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