Would you like parenting tips if your child cries too much and acts emotionally hurt too often? Does comforting her increase her sensitivity and crying? Inside you find 3 parenting tips for lessening her tearfulness.
Let's face it some kids are more sensitive than others. If you have a child who is over-sensitive, do you hear these words?
- "I don't do anything right."
- "I'm no good."
- "You don't love me."
- "I can't."
- "They might laugh at me."
Maybe your child doesn't say anything but just cries. I know this can be frustrating. What can you do?
Try these 3 Parenting Tips:
- At times when your child is calm, like after you've read a book to her, fed the animals, or picked up the toys together, ask her, "How do you feel about crying when things go wrong?" Find out what she thinks and feels. If she can't express herself with words very well, have a piece of drawing paper ready. Ask her to draw her feelings about crying and then explain her picture.
- Ask your child if she'd like to cry less and use words more. If so, would she like get a reward for speaking instead of crying?
- If she answered, "Yes," create a chart together. Post it on the family bulletin board. Each time she speaks instead of crying when things don't go her way, give her a star. When she earns 5 stars, reward her with fun times with you.
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