3 thoughts on “11 Things To Say When Kids Cry

  • August 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you that’s a really great post/blog. very helpful hints list of what to say, I do recognise I used most of these effectively at times, I just need the discipline to keep using the helpful ones and avoiding the trap of unhelpfull ones ie don’tcry its not that bad, oh just deal with it, as that never works out as a time saver.

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  • March 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Love all these and I totally agree with connecting with a crying child rather than telling them to stop crying. As a sub para I hear this all the time with teachers. I feel its a controlling issue.
    Its really sad.

    On a side note, can I ask who the artist is of the child with a heart on the article?

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  • June 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    The other day, my 3 yr old Grandson banged the back of his head pretty good. I immediately scooped him up and pulled him in close, trying to comfort him while trying to assess the seriousness of the bump. He was crying and the pain made him nauseous. I hugged and rocked him while saying, “You’re ok, you’re ok.” He looked at me with tear filled eyes and between gasps, said, “No! I am NOT ok!” He was right and I didn’t mean to minimize his pain. I scrambled for a better way to express myself and told him, ” I’m sorry! You’re right! That fall really, really scared you and you got a big boo boo on your head! But, I want you to know I’m here and will hold you and take care of you while the hurt gets better.” I felt bad for the miscommunication and definitely will choose my words more carefully in the future. ( I did all the monitoring etc for head injury and he recovered well. It wasn’t a big fall but was on a wooden edge at a sensitive spot at the base of the skull.)

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