Jill - posted on 10/09/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello I am new to this website, but I am desperate. I have a 4 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. My daughter is in the 1st grade. A couple weeks into school she shared that she cries every day in school. I asked her why and she could not tell me. I asked if she told her teacher and she replied "No they are just tears so she doesn't see me" which meant that she is crying silently. I contacted the teacher and she is very supportive, she asked permission to speak to my daughter. She didn't get a reason why she was crying. The teacher said she would keep an eye on her. After this my daughter would tell me she would have no tears. However, a week ago, she would not answer me. I did not push for an answer. I consulted with our family physician and he stated the smarter a child is, the more emotional they are. I am not sure what that means at all. Today when I picked up my daughter, she came running out with tears streaming down her face. Her teacher saw this and called us back into the room. We both tried to ask her why she was crying and the answer was "I don't know". The teacher said five minutes prior she was skipping and smiling, so she is not sure what changed and my daughter would not say. I know I can't force her to talk to me and maybe it is nothing. I need advice on whether I should leave her alone or if I should push for more information. Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated.