"It's not a crying thing, it's not a sorry thing, just suck it up and deal".
I don't remember what exactly I was crying and apologizing to my dad for but that's what he told me and it worked. Now, I apologize a lot less, when I feel the urge to say "I'm sorry", I ask myself it it really is a "sorry thing". Same with crying.
I use it on Ki too, when she starts crying because I told her no for something, I'll ask her "is this a crying thing or are you just upset you didn't get your way?" and usually it's just upset she didn't get her way and it makes her realize it and she stops.
at 1:03 PM on Jun. 26, 2010