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Instead of "Stop Crying," you can try...

When our kids are having feelings of sadness, it can be difficult for us adults to understand how to respond... especially when we still believe that we're not supposed to feel these hard feelings💯 Instead of "Stop crying," maybe try...

  • I hear you.
  • I'm listening.
  • I'm here for you. 
  • Do you need space?
  • It's okay to feel upset. 

Responses like these 👆🏼 communicate to our kids that it is natural and normal to feel these emotions. Sadness is something that everyone feels, so we shouldn't try to run from it👏🏼