My ten yr old ds has bouts of feeling really sad. He cries but finds it hard to articulate why he's upset. He's popular at school, sporty, lots of friends and says its nothing to do with school. He did say he worries about me (I do feel low sometimes but never in front of kids). Maybe he's picking up on my feelings? Just wanted to ask if this is normal or if I should do more?
I know he's worried about going to upper school in a few years. He hides his feelings a lot. I've planned a day out just the two of us and am hoping he will open up more. Any advice?
I think it's pretty normal in these years, going through puberty, boys hormones are just as erratic as girls. Give him all the love and support you can. Try to make sure he understands it's ok to feel sad for no reason, explain how his body will change, what it means, that it's normal to feel this way.