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Weekday School is a Christian preschool serving children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.  Our school is known for its committed teaching staff, play-based learning environment, and personalized focus on each child. Small class sizes and a strong network of parent volunteers ensure that the Weekday School is an ideal place for young children to grow and learn.

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p.o.v. | october 2016

Vicki Rutledge

crying...can be trying

Sometimes children from age 3 to age 5 seem to be crying all the time! They cry when they are scared, frustrated, angry, lonely – the list could go on and on.  From the parental point of view, the reason a child is crying may often seem irrational, even humorous.

In his popular blog called “Reasons My Son Is Crying” dad Greg Pembroke shares photos of his son Charlie with a caption that explain was triggered the crying episode such as “I wouldn’t let him eat mud,” and “He asked me to put butter on his rice. I put butter on his rice.” Many other parents have chimed in with their own photo experiences of crying jags.

"Didn't want to share his leg hole." submitted by Cheryl from Manitoba, Canada.

"Didn't want to share his leg hole." submitted by Cheryl from Manitoba, Canada.

While maintaining your sense of humor is a noble parenting strategy, frequent crying episodes can also leave parents feeling extremely frustrated and at the end of their rope. When children cry it can shake a parent’s confidence or make a parent worry that their child is “spoiled” somehow. 

If you find yourself in this predicament, keep in mind a preschool point of view. Young children are in the process of developing emotionally. They cannot control their upset. They cannot calm down quickly with a reasonable explanation or logical approach. How we walk our children through their upset can help them strengthen their emotional toolkit. (see: The Power of Acknowledgement

Did you know?

Research indicates that crying is a healing mechanism that allows people to cope with stress and trauma. Crying can be considered a natural repair kit with which every child is born.  Let’s acknowledge a truth: crying can be trying. These resources are a great starting point: