Denise's thoughts: As adults, we need to get a hold of our emotions and put them aside when dealing with our teen's moods in order to help them grow up happy and successful. She could just be having mood swings, or she could be depressed. Either way, she needs you to detach from your frustration about her crying and be supportive. Listen to her and bring in some outside help from her doctor - just to be sure it isn't a medical problem.
Asking the Community: Has your teen been prone to crying fits? What ended up being the problem? How did you handle it? What advice would you give this mom? Share your opinion and advice as a comment or on the forum.