How can you tell when your older kids are upset?

With little ones it is easy to tell, but with bigger kids they may bottle things up instead of showing their feelings. Do your kids have telltale signs that they are upset?

My daughter just looks... flat is the only way I can describe it. She's normally very bouncy and excitable but when something is bothering her she is much more subdued.

With my son he just seems tired. He hasn't really hit the point of not wanting to talk about things though, he's actually very verbal about what's got him upset (with me anyways, not other people so much).

Can you tell when your kids are upset?

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Birth: December 31
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I am a single mom of two fantastic kiddos that I love to pieces. Currently in school working towards my teaching degree. You can find me most days on www.mommathoughts.com when I am not here chit chatting! :)