Dusti - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




Can anyone tell me why my 5 almost 6 year old duaughter cries about everyhting? it's like her emotion switch has been flipped and broke off. OMG we are so frustrated we dont know what to do. is everyone elses kids doing the same thing???


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Kellie - posted on 01/20/2010




why does it upset you so much? Crying for children is a form of communciation. She doesn't have the vocabulary of an adult so she cries to show her dislike, that her feelings are hurt, that she really wants what she wants, or that someone has done something to hurt her. As parents we need to teach our kids how to communcate rather than cry. When she does start to cry don't get annoyed just talk her through it. Validate her feelings. Say, "why are you crying?" She says "because I wanted that and you said no." Then tell her, I understand you want that but I said no because and tell her the reason. Try not to bribe her by telling her if she stops crying you'll do what she wants because you will teach her crying works. And try not to be so annoyed with it. She's a kid and she needs help with her emotions. Good luck!

Naomi - posted on 01/18/2010




My Daughter is a drama queen also and thats just how we take it too. We do not give in and explain to her that we are willing and ready to listen when she is ready to use her words and speak to us about whatever is going on at that moment. It will lessen and my only advice is to be patient,don't yell or threaten. It is personality, she is growing in her mind as well, and it is frustrating when you do not understand hormones.

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