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I have a little guy in my classroom who still cries over one thing or another, EVERY DAY. Most days he bursts out into tears at least two or three times. It's usually that he didn't get his way about something, or somebody took cuts in front of him, or something that might look "petty" to us big-people, but are very important to him.

One of the kids finally said something to him today, after he burst into tears because somebody moved his paper across the table, "You cry EVERY day, stop it!" That caused the little guy to cry even harder and insist that he did NOT cry every day.

I took him aside and quietly tried to calm him down, and I told him, yes, you do cry every day. We don't know whether it's something really important, like you got physically hurt, if you got your feelings hurt, which does hurt, or if you just misunderstood somebody else. This isn't the first time I've tried to talk with him about this problem.

I don't know what els...See More
Terri Gosh Donna I wish I could help, I teach in a mixed grade class, 1,2,3,6,7,8, and I still have two of my grade 2 and 1 grade 3 student crying for no reason.

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 ha...See More
Mar 23, 2015
Diane I have had several criers over the years. I had a discussion with one about how her parents work out to exercise their muscles and make them stronger. We were going to work on her feelings to make them stronger so they wouldn't be so easily hurt. Then she wouldn't need to cry so much. When she would start to whimper, I would flex my arm like making...See More
Mar 23, 2015
pksped One thing I do with surprising success is to have him bring a picture of his Mom/Dad in (and put it in a ziplock bag.) When he gets sad, he can carry it with him. He can write them a note that says "I missed you today." (Depending on his skills, he may draw a pic/scribble/copy your dictation/actually attempt it.) That seems to help. Good ...See More
Apr 4, 2015

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