Recently my daughter has been on this crying kick. Anytime she doesn’t get what she wants she starts to cry. This is new to me. She never really was a crier, but I noticed as she gets older, she definitely knows what she wants and if she doesn’t get it she’s not a happy camper.
Honestly, I am not sure what do! Usually I don’t react to her crying and it eventually subsides but now she is more determined simply because that’s what she wants to do. So what I think I am going to do is use this as an opportunity to try new approaches.
I’m not quite sure what those are new approaches will be just yet, but I plan to continue to guide her into the right direction of how to act. I think I need to set firmer boundaries that will reinforce that crying is not going to get her what she wants, in fact, it will do just the opposite. I am going to have to get tougher and not give in so much because once I give in I’m right back at square one. It’s not going to be easy but in the long run she will love me for it.
How do you discipline your crying child?