Emotional 12 yr old

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I have a step daughter who is 12, I've been in her life since she was 4 (mom died in car accident). She is diagnosed ADHD. Every since she was 4 her cry's have been like she is hurt or dying. I assumed that she would out grow it but that hasn't been the case. Recently we had a German relative 14 yr old girl stay with us and during those 3 months she would cry like a normal child. But now that she is gone, my step daughter has continued with the crying when she doesn't get her way or when she is disciplined. The cries can last 30 minutes to an hour. We have been ignoring her during this time since talking to her just prolong it. Usually, later that day or the next day, I will talk to her about why this happens but she just gets upset again.Should we continue to ignore the problem?

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