How can I stop my 5yr old son from getting too emotional?

Aisha - posted on 06/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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He crys at the slightest tease from his 4yr old sister and friends all the time.

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Maybe he is super sensitive, ok, not maybe.

Step in and make sure that he does not tease anyone else, at any time or for any reason. When you do step in explain to him that because he will not accept it and laugh with the others, he is not allowed to tease and laugh with them then either.

I was taught "that if you can't take it, you can't hand it out."
Another line was "laugh with them, then they can't laugh at you"

If he won't take teasing from others, then he is not allowed to dish it up either.
Consistency is the best policy.

Louise - posted on 06/20/2012

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The only way to stop this is to pull him up sharp. As soon as he starts to grizzle just say firmly stop that silly noise and walk away from him. If he is not getting any attention from you when he does it then eventually he will stop.

It is ok for boys to cry but when they get like this you have to step in and make it clear that this is not acceptable, for boys or girls.

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