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  1. My daughter is in a very emotional stage right now so I understand! When she is crying or whining I remind her to “use your words”. I like the idea of walking out of the room and starting over! She is really shy entering a room full of people (as am I!) so this will be helpful!

  2. Using words has been paramount to dealing with my little ones big emotions as well! Great thoughts on helping the little ones in our lives!

  3. I remember when my boys were super sensitive, mainly the older one. I used to have to walk on eggshells when we’d go places in hopes that he wouldn’t get overwhelmed/act out. Great tips!

  4. Haha the famous part is WAY TOO REAL! I am dealing with an overly emotional toddler too so I feel you on all of this! Thankfully he’s old enough to explain his feelings now so we have to have lots of “talks”. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I have a super emotional little boy, too, and he was a late talker, like yours. It’s so hard when they don’t have the words to express those big emotions, but I agree that teaching them to use their words is a big deal. I’ve been training my son, over and over again, with the phrase “Use your words and ask for help if you need it.” This applies to frustration with his own problems as well as conflicts with his brother/friends. I think it’s helping, although it’s still very much a work in progress. Best of luck to you!

  6. You’re son sounds absolutely ADORABLE and you are a wonderful mother! This was an awesome read and definitely will keep in mind as my daughter grows up! Thank you!

  7. This is very helpful! Thank you so much! I also have a toddler that whines a lot and we have recently been trying the “Use your words” approach. But I love that you give a specific example and a way out for your little one. Thank you!

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