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How do you comfort your children?

What is your special way to comfort your child?
I sing to mine and hold them tight. I sing and or humm the song my father used to sing. I miss him soo much :'(


Asked by agriffinmom4 at 2:08 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (10)
  • well... she is 19 now. i just listen when she needs me to, answer her questions honestly, support her decisions, empathize with her, build her self esteem by letting her know specifically why i am so proud of her, send her messages just to tell her i love her, pick her up and just spend time with her, hug her and let her cry on my shoulder when she needs to.

    Answer by figaro8895 at 9:58 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • He calls me on the phone and we chat when he needs comforting.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:14 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I hold my DD and I rock her back and forth we also snuggle.

    Answer by raemommy at 2:25 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I hug him and sing "you are my sunshine". I've done this since he was an infant. :)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:31 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I hold my DD and rub her back or head and tell her its ok and kiss her a lot

    Answer by gottalovemal at 2:41 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I give her big hugs and snuggles and if she really needs cheering up I start kissing her all over and she starts to giggle.

    Answer by coala at 2:58 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I give good hugs...a nice, gentle, loving squeeze is always good. After that we sing, and pray and cuddle...tickles come after they've cheered up a bit!

    Answer by motherofpearls at 3:25 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I hold her in my arms & we sway around the room while I sing the Barney song. We never watch Barney, but I just like that song. I have sung that song since she was born. She usually twirls my hair too.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • My son (age 3 1/2) usually wants to have a cuddle when he needs comforting. He climbs in my lap, lays his head on my shoulder, and I rock him and rub or pat his back.

    My daughter (age 3 months) either has to be "smooshed" in my arms and have her back patted while I bounce or rock her, or I have to sit her on my lap, put her head right under mine (so the top of her head is touching my chin), and I rock her back and forth and pat her back. The second comforting method usually results in a mega-dump. Such fun.

    Answer by makelineerror at 2:32 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I hold him, kiss him and do 'snugglies' with him. That's always been our special thing and we love snuggly time.

    Answer by rio_burb at 12:01 AM on Sep. 19, 2010