Dear Coach,

I have a 10 year old grandson who has always had a problem with crying. It comes on for all different reasons.  He says he can’t stop it. At times it goes on for 1/2 an hour. He does not seem angry but truly sad. I am at a loss. It is happening at school and he is getting teased. What do you suggest?

Dear Concerned Grandma,

This sounds very painful for your grandson and for you. I believe you are justified with your concern. I would suggest you have a heart to heart chat with his parents. Maybe suggesting that they ask to speak with the school social worker. This does need to be addressed. If he is depressed and yes 10 year olds get depressed, he may need some professional help. Also, I have concerns about the teasing turning into bullying. Coach