Re: Teenage Son is a Crybaby!
I was very much the same way and crying in front of others made me feel even worse about what ever the situation was.. it took a friends mom who was a counselor to help me laugh instead. People respect those that can laugh and learn from their mistakes and laughter is contagious.. beat others to the punch. Live and let live. Try and work on getting your son to laugh instead.. it is a wonderful release if you can channel it. I did it all.. athletics, academics, martial arts.. still do to this day.
Talk to your son.. tell him there is nothing wrong with being sensitive it is a blessing it means you are perceptive and aware of that going on around you.. offer to help him channel it differently and ask him to try laughing and thinking of something amusing next time he is disappointed. My favorite imagery.. beating my brother with a stick until he popped open and candy spilled out.. he was older and we had issues. Anyway.. just let him know no matter what you are there and will love him unconditionally.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Last edited by mkgbrook; 06-14-2007 at 08:01 AM.