My DD is 9. She is sweet and loving and kind and everything she should be. I am grateful that she is healthy and smart. Here it comes - BUT she is also an extremely emotional anxious child. It is as if she inherited any neuroses both DH and I had, and squared it! She is dyslexic which I know creates enormous frustration for her. Every little thing is a huge drama. She freaks out about any deviation in her lifestyle - unless of course she is the one who chose it! She can be happy and playing one minute and having an absolute fit the next. She over reacts to anything anyone says to her. I would say it was hormones, but she has always been like this. It is like she has no governor on her emotions. Whatever she feels, she feels to the tenth degree and it comes out! She sees the counselor at school, who agrees that she is an "unusually sensitive child". But that's it. She doesn't have to live with her. She makes it very difficult to want to help her because she gets so stubborn and irrational. Any advice? Any ideas?