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A sad face made him cry. WTF?!?!

My four year old SS is learning about opposites in school. His "homework" tonight was to go through his handmade book of opposites.

We had to go over happy and sad with the hand drawn pics of a happy face and a sad face.

When we got to the sad face he whimpered, started crying, and then wanted comfort. WTF? Why would that be? Could he be that sensitive?

It was adorable but it worries me a little.


Asked by girlneffy at 12:36 AM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (3)
  • His teacher may have used an example when s/he was explaining "sad" and "happy" to him. Maybe s/he used a sad example that really touched something in your SS? Like sad is the feeling you get when mommy goes away, or the dog bites you. Or when someone tells you that you did a bad thing. He may be relating that example with the sad face, like kids relate colors and shapes on blocks. He's probably remembering what the teacher said, you know? My bro was really sensitive about things like this when he was little.

    Answer by LunaB at 3:53 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • they did test with babies with this..they know the facale expressions They know sad face as unhappy crying ext. Even as young at 6months.
    i hope this explined some

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 12:39 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • He is just at the age where kids learn feelings. A child learning feels will get upset when he sees something sad even if its in a book.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Dec. 11, 2008