3 responses to “When They Cry”

  1. Joshua Koepp

    This is great. I tell parents and caregivers the same thing during my boys workshops, which are attended by many family childcare providers. Sometimes they are dealing with kids who cry to get power and attention, which feels a little different than when boys are crying to process emotion. I encourage them validate and not shame the boys for crying, but to also help the boys learn alternative ways to ask for attention, power, choice, etc.

  2. debbie koenig

    Thanks for posting this, Jen! My 7yo is a crier, and I admit to being worried that someday soon he’s going to get teased for it. I want to help him become more emotionally resilient without resorting to “toughen up” talk, but I have no idea how to go about doing it.

  3. Jennifer L.W. Fink (@jlwf)

    Beautiful post! Did you know that today (Nov. 19) also happens to be International Men’s Day?

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