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Controlled Emotions in 4 year old?

What explains my 4.5 year old girl's complete 'non fuss' attitude to an accident at pre-school? She had a badly hurt lip but she had just picked herself up andcarried on. She was later found with blood on her top and a cut lip and chin... a boy who was also hurt on the same piece of equipment later on was still in tears at home time, being held by a teacer.

I am worried she was too embarrased to express emotion or something.

Perhaps she is jsut controlling her empotions - (her 4.5 year old twin sister recently sat through an immunisation without a squeak, just a small whimper as the needle came out).

Why has led them to this "lack of emotional display"? While conveniant, is it healthy? Happy emotions are expressed. They don't see much crying or emotion at home. But they often comment in stories about sad emotions so they do recognise them
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Praise the Lord and quit second guessing this gift of not fussing!!   ;D

I actively taught my kids to sit without expression during immunizations - it really hardly ever actually HURTS,  it's just that people freak out about it for no reason.  Kudos to kids who don't run around screaming for every little thing!

It sounds like your children have a high pain tolerance,  and a high tolerance to upset.  This is a good thing.  ;D
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I agree with RR, don't look for trouble when there is none to be found.

My dd (now 16) had a very high pain threshold.  She broke her arm and continued playing at a sunday school picnic as though nothing was wrong.  I noticed (two days later) that it was slightly swollen, took her to the er, where they basically laughed at me as she was obviously not in pain.  The doc was shocked to see a buckle fracture in the x-ray.  

Now she is 16 and complains about every little boo boo.  And while she never made a fuss over any of her early immuniations, was a huge whimp when she got her hep shots recently.
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