Helping your ever-crying child.
oes your kid seem to cry over every single little incident? As much as this may seem like quite an obvious question, it isn’t. It may occur to most adults that a kid crying is normal. However, contrary to this, weeping may exhibit predictable behaviors. There are kids that would cry when their food is eaten by their friends while there are those that won’t seem to feel a thing. There are those that don’t mind being left among strangers by their parents while there are those that will break down in to wails
The above examples set a perfect start to the discussion about just how much sensitive your kid is and how this affects them. Kids who are extra sensitive will tend to react negatively and express deep emotions whenever what they expected is not met. The only way they could express such emotions is by shedding tears. A psychology professor in Marist College attests to this but insists on the benefits that comes with having such kids. She says that while non-sensitive kids are easier to handle, sensitive ones have a better heart and are likely to grow to become creative
Just how should you go about handling the kid? Say you are in
From an expert point of view, such kind of children have a huge emotional connection to their parents and feel your emotions. In such a case, you should therefore act tense. She will definitely read this and stop crying as she will feel that her actions are getting you upset. This will go a long way in changing the behavior you don’t like. You can playfully ask them to freeze or try engaging them in a game they love to play. This will divert their attention away from the situation that seems to distract them.
Various children professionals suggest that the technique of trying to divert your kid’s attention to something different works reliably. An example of such a technique is asking a crying kid to recite the alphabet. You can even challenge them to recite it
Experts have also reached a unanimous agreement concerning why distractions seem to solve most problems in sensitive kids. Children normally has difficulties counting natural numbers and they will need to concentrate to do this. This means that by the time they finish counting up to 10, they would have forgotten what was making them sad. They however state that it shouldn’t just stop at this. The next step is to ask the kid what is making her sad. After she answers, challenge her to make a decision by asking her what she can do to make herself feel better. She may or may not answer this. If she doesn’t answer, you could give her suggestions depending on what you think she likes to do, like inviting her friends over or reading a book. This will go a long way in helping her practice to make her own decisions.
The author of No-Cry series parenting books, Elizabeth Pantley, explains that crying is not limited to sensitive children. According to her, even less teary kids have those periods in which they become emotional. These periods are caused mainly by changes such as when a new baby is born. They then become irritable and may start having irregular sleeping patterns and poor eating habits. For such cases, Pantley highly recommends that you visit your pediatrician as they may
Peer pressure can also positively influence your child and help them deal with their sensitivity issues. At around age 7, the kid will control herself when among her friends. The level of sensitivity may note depreciate but the self-control increases. Other factors such as the kid’s interest can also help. A kid who loves to draw or maybe sing would stop crying if