What to Do When Your Child Is Struggling by Judy Yanof , M.D.* April 25, 2013   Seeing that their child is unhappy or struggling often leaves parents feeling not only distressed, but also helpless. As parents, we often do not know how to help our children, because children generally are not very good at telling us what is bothering them. They often do not know why they are unhappy, and they may not have the words to articulate their experience....