The causes of baby crying are varied - from stomach cramps to simply attracting attention. At first, babies cry, because they cannot express their desires and indignations in any other way. Older children resort to this less often, but their crying is more diverse.
Separate the "honest" cry, instrumental and manipulative. "Honest" - any crying baby up to a year. While using it, the crumb tells parents that something is wrong. After a year, the child develops other types of crying. For example, if the baby is hurt and there is no one around, he will still cry. This is a cry-discharge. The baby cries because it hurts him and with the help of tears and screams he eases his condition. If in such a situation there is someone from an adult - this is an instrumental cry. It aims to signal the SOS: "Help, I hurt, comfort and pity me." These types of crying refer to "honest." The baby really has a reason for tears. But the purpose of manipulative crying - to get what you want by any means. This method should not be encouraged.
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By age, when a child goes to first grade, he cries less and less. But there are situations when kids 3-6 years old are filled with tears. And how can parents deal with a crying child?
Step 1.If the child is crying, make sure that he does not hurt himself and does not hurt anything. Otherwise, the crumbs need help - yours or the doctor.
Step 2.If the cause of the tears is not injury, find out why the baby is crying. But at the same time try to calm him down. Explain that you cannot understand him and help him until he calms down and tells you what bothers him. This usually works in the case of instrumental crying.
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Step 3. If you are in a store, restaurant or other place, if possible leave. Change of location is a good way to distract the baby from crying.
Step 4.In the case of "pure" crying, show that you empathize with the baby, understand why he behaves this way, show concern.
By the way, children may form the habit of crying when they want attention. Therefore, always listen to the cause of the tears and try to eradicate it so that the child does not arrange “habit” tantrums.