10 things to say instead of 'Stop Crying'

10 things to say instead of ‘Stop Crying’

Sometimes emotions run high and as a parent, it’s just a LOT. What you say can help support your child through their emotions – here’s our list.

10 things to say instead of stop crying

Sometimes kids’feelings overwhelm them and as a parent, it’s just a LOT to deal with. What you say can help support your child through their emotions – here’s our list.

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  1. Mommy can see that you are upset – come tell me what’s bothering you.
  2. It’s OK to feel sad.
  3. I can see this isn’t easy for you. May I come and sit with you for a while?
  4. I’m here for you and I love you very much.
  5. I’m listening to you.
  6. I hear you.
  7. I know it doesn’t feel fair.
  8. Wow, that was really upsetting/ sad/ scary/ unfair, etc.
  9. I hear that you need some space. I’m right around the corner when you’re ready – I want to be there for you.
  10. Shall we try to figure it out together? I will always help you where I can.

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