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5 year old who cries all the time
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5 year old who cries all the time

My 5 year old son is very sensitive.  I don't really understand
how to help him.  He cries about everything.  For example

When I come to pick him up at pre-school
When I ask him to clean his room
When he finds out we are out of ice cream
If his best friend can't do physio with him

I find that he will become very upset (ranging from whining to
bursting into tears) with anything he might find dissapointing.

I tried just sending him to his room, where he would just cry and cry.

I have tried talking to him about appropriate times for crying.

Right now I stop him and make him talk without crying or whining each time he gets upset.  It seems to work somewhat but he still
can not handle any dissapointments.
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Dear Shelly,

Five-year-olds are learning how to manage the emotions associated with disappointments. You already recognize that your son doesn't cry all the time, literally. Rather, the times he cries are often connected to frustration of his wishes.

As he matures, he will develop greater capacity to manage his sadness and anger - but this takes time. You are doing a good thin by helping him to use his words to convey his thoughts at such times.
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My 5 year seems to cry out of control only at school which is disruting his class.  He's Teacher can not get him under control and I have run out of things to say and do.  FRUSTRATED
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I have 3 children. My middle child who is 5 cries all the time. If you say no she cries. I don't think there is really a full 20 mins that passes before she starts her crying spats. Normally I just send her to her room. She has been doing this for at least two 1/2 years. Getting to the point I want to take her to a doctor. Is that really the right thing to do though?  
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