13 is such a tough age. Middle schoool seems to be the most vicious time for bullying, teasing, shutting people out and cliques. Lots of kids begin to struggle about sexuality too. Not developing fast enough..or developing too fast. Sit her down in a private place. Look at her eye to eye and say I can see that something is upsetting you please talk to me. If she won't open up ask her straight out 'has someone hurt you, phsyically or otherwise" It could be friends, school, pressure about drugs and alcohol or heaven forbid someone touching her. Without badgering her make sure the communication line stays open. If she won't talk to you ask her if there is someone else she would like to talk to .
at 5:10 PM on Oct. 3, 2010