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Post  Sun, Apr 07 2019, 12:54 pm
the world's best mom wrote:
I agree with other posters that crying is not misbehaving or manipulating, but rather an expression of emotion. At times, it is an immature way to express emotions, and the child should be taught to speak instead - not because their crying is annoying you, but rather because they will benefit from learning to deal with their emotions in a mature way.

So the important thing is to make sure your message isn't "Stop crying because you're annoying me," but rather, "I understand you are sad. Let's figure out a more efficient way to deal with your sadness."

Great post.
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Post  Sun, Apr 07 2019, 2:01 pm
the world's best mom wrote:
I agree with other posters that crying is not misbehaving or manipulating, but rather an expression of emotion. At times, it is an immature way to express emotions, and the child should be taught to speak instead - not because their crying is annoying you, but rather because they will benefit from learning to deal with their emotions in a mature way.

So the important thing is to make sure your message isn't "Stop crying because you're annoying me," but rather, "I understand you are sad. Let's figure out a more efficient way to deal with your sadness."


Like this! And kind of what I was saying all along.
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