Archived "Suggestion Circles"
Birth to 6 Months: Topic = "Crying"
|Circle #||Topic||( Archived ) Circle Question|
|1||CRYING||My baby cries and fusses. What do I do?|
|Solutions Shared by Educarer Visitors|
|1. Talk to baby gently and ask, "What's wrong? How can I help you?" The baby will eventually learn to feel the respect in this response. Follow up with one of the other suggestions.|
|2. Not only do I sympathize with the child by responding quickly..I verbalize what I think the problem might be. Oh, I see you are not happy because you don't want to lay still to get your diaper changed. This respects the child's feelings. I also continue to talk to the child explaining why I am responding the way I am. I respect their feelings while being changed. But also still changing their diapers despite protests. I validate their feelings. Most children I have talked to in this manner respond by not wailing but quieting down and actually responding positively with language or verbalization of their own. It is the beginning of helping a child learn to use their words to express feelings instead of crying and wailing.|
|3. Observe your baby's movements and skin tones while he cries and fusses to learn his 'language,' listen to the different tones in his cry, keep a daily log of his feedings, changings, sleeping, and bear in mind that he is trying to communicate with you as a seperate individual who can think and feel, then bring it all together to figure out exactly what he's trying to say.|
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