He cries when he knocks over his sippy cup, he cries when his toy falls over, he cries when he forgot to take his book, he cries when I take him to go potty, he cries when I wash his hair, he cries when I offer him food, he cries when the dog is put outside, he cries when I put on the "wrong" pair of shoes, he cries when his Wall E shirt is dirty and he has to wear another, etc, etc. I could go on all day. I don't know what to do about it. The crying is sooo annoying. I feel like I have tried everything. I get so frustrated at times I yell at him to stop crying, or bribe him by telling him I will buy him a toy if he won't cry anymore. I am just totally exhuasted by his crying over every little thing. What can I do?!?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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Answer by princezzmommie at 6:26 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
It sounds like he is extra sensitive - also a form of "spirited" children. You may get some use out of reading Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. I would try reflecting back to your son the emotion he is experiencing, that you understand why he is sad, and then help him understand the why's and how's of life. And when you are frustrated, just make sure YOU take a mommy time-out. Also, just keep talking to him calmly whenever you are doing something or going to do something. If you know something's going to happen that will make him upset, let him know if advance what it is and that it's okay to be upset. But life will happen whether we like it or not. Alas, it's something we must all learn!
Answer by JPsMommy605 at 6:36 PM on Feb. 21, 2009