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Does your child cry for no reason?

Here is a link to one blogger's postings on why their son cries ~


Asked by tasches at 2:33 PM on Apr. 8, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • There's always a reason!

    Parents & children frequently have different priorities & agendas, along with their different perspectives. Responsible action on the part of a parent frequently means frustration for a toddler, and sometimes along with that, a feeling of invalidation when the parent is frustrated by the response and displeased with the crying "for no reason"! That's a lot of unnecessary alienation.
    Think of the difference if a parent just knows that there's always a reason, and that a little one's crying isn't personal--isn't an indictment of the parent's decisions & actions. The whole experience is easier to tolerate because of how it's viewed (and thus, how it feels.) That's a whole lot more connection & support.

    That was cute to scroll through. (There's also the "broken cookie" phenomenon to consider. When a child who needs to off-load some distressing feelings will choose something safe to get VERY upset about.)

    Answer by girlwithC at 4:34 PM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • That is hilarious.... because it's not me.... lol.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:23 PM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • Aw, gee. Doesn't it make you want a dozen more kids? I am so freaking glad I am past that stage!

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:51 PM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • It may not always be a crying for no reason. At a tender young age like this, a lot of kids are not yet capable of truly expressing themselves. Could they be hungry? Do they have a headache? Earache? Do they feel nauseous? Do they feel lonely or scared, angry, frustrated, depressed? Theer is always a reason for a youngsters cries, even if it is just in a tantrum. Its still a reason.

    Answer by NicNatsMom at 4:04 AM on Apr. 10, 2013