Correcting a cry baby

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  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Well-Known Member

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    A grade school classmate asked me how to correct the attitude of her grandson who is 3 years old. He is a cry baby that when slighted he easily gets offended and would cry. Like when it is time to eat and you delayed in handing him the food, he would cry and not eat anymore. When playing with other kids, he is also sensitive and would often cry. I was speechless because I think that is the personality of the toddler.
     
  2. tyche

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    I would be concerned if that kind of behavior is still being displayed at 7 yrs. old, since it would be hard for him to interact with other kids his age. I do think that crying at the drop of a hat would disappear as the child ages.
     
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  3. Hova

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    I agree with @tyche on this one. As he ages that habit will definitely disappear. I know kids who were previously like that, but now they are as tough as.....you know.
     
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    I don't take crying at a young age seriously at all, it just goes to show the very infantile side of the child. Unless the teacher starts complaining that the child is a crybaby, then the parent shouldn't take his crying seriously.
     
  5. Jason

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    There is no need for looking for a remedy. It will just subside with time. As he grows, some behaviours will just be dropped naturally.
     
  6. Hova

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    Give it time and it is going to be history.
     
  7. doursay

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    That would be a great signature line on a forum. Simple yet prophetic.

    At 3 years old though, can one really claim that it's a learned behavior? The toddler seems very impatient and crying is his outlet. Better than throwing forks around in the air I guess.

    Just stay calm when he does it. That calmness will rub off on him.
     
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  8. Hova

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    Also, his friends are going to toughen him up.
     
  9. Nocturnal Writer

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    That's understandable for a 3-year old for he is still growing and needs more attention and care.

    It will gradually stop his attitude of a cry baby when his personality is fully developed. Especially when he knows what is right and from what is wrong.
     
  10. Hova

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    As long as you don't entertain the habit, it is going to fade away with time.
     
  11. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Well-Known Member

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    In this case, the best move is to choose the potential friends of your child. That is true that his friends will make him tough but we all know that it depends on the kind of friends. For a boy, choose the macho kids in the block and let them carry your son to his conquest of weaning himself from being a cry baby.
     
  12. Hova

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    That is right @Alexandoy. He would not want to look weak in front of his friends, otherwise, he is going to start receiving really bad nicknames!
     

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