One day they all started crying because I said, "good job",
to just one of them, and one was jealous, and the other was
sympathetic, and the first one cried because he was happy.
At different times I have sat them all down alone and talked
to them about calming down and saving tears for big hurts.
*We practice breathing exercises; breath in your nose and out
your mouth as slow as you can,
*Counting for a reminder to time out and go calm down on
*Reminding them that we are all important and we can express
our feelings with words not just tears when we are
I feel like it is a combination of parents rescuing them from
feeling bad and not showing them how to deal with frustration
and disappointment, maturity, and manipulation.
I have had less crying with them since we learned the
breathing, practiced it for a while, and then started self
time out (they give themselves a time out to calm down, or by
the time I get to three I give them one)
Hope I helped!