Jordan - posted on 08/01/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter was just recently introduced to the tv as an act of desperation for a long plane trip. I let her watch Pingu and Blue's Clues mostly. Later we were going on a fairly long car ride, so I brought the Pooh's Heffalump movie with us for her to watch. She cried at least four different times because Roo and Lumpy were missing their Mommies! So I decided to put that movie away until she is older, but then she cried again today at another movie where the main character was sad at one point. These crying phases last at least an hour after the movie is over! She has since cried when I (or anyone close to her) has gotten hurt or is upset, so it isn't just movies that do it. Has anyone else had any experience with overly empathetic toddlers? What should I do?