What do you do when your child gets hurt?

@nexis777 (134)
United States
January 28, 2007 1:03am CST
How do you react when your child gets hurt? If it's a small thing like tripping and falling do you pick them up or just let them continue on? Or what if it's a bigger thing? Do you think it's making sissys out of them if you pick them up all the time?
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
29 Jan 07
DS (13 months) will trip and bang his head or something and I'll be waiting for his scream. But he just gets up like nothing happened and I say "oops!" He doesn't get a big reaction. Now when he really does hurt himself, he cries really hard. I pick him up and check to see if he's really hurt bad or not. If he is - off to the hospital! If it's just a little boo-boo, he'll get plenty of love and cuddles. He's usually done with that before I am!
@nexis777 (134)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I do pretty much the same thing. A lot of times I'll see my two year old take a big old spill, I wait to see if he's going to cry, and sometimes he just gets right back up and goes about his business. I think, however, a lot of parents don't do that. They see the hard fall or whatever and immediately go over and make a big fuss over it, and often the kid will start crying just because they figure if we're upset about it, they should be too. I can definitely tell with mine if it's a bigger thing. He's got a super hurt cry and I go to him immediately when I hear that one.
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
29 Jan 07
if its a small thing like tripping I let her tell me and she will say I'm ok ...she has done this on her own ...The only time m 2 yr old cries is when she really gets hur, like stubbing her toe ince and the whole toe nail was gone she cried. I pick her up and kiss it better and that one we had to put a band-aid on .. No I don't think it is making sissy's out of kids they need to be shown love and they need to learn to give compassion when one is hurt... I have 3 kids and none of my kids are sissy's...
@nexis777 (134)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I agree. If it's a bigger thing, such as stubbing the toes and the whole toe nail being gone or getting a big lump on the head or bleeding, I would definitely pick them up and give them loves etc etc. But, what I was talking about is if it's just a simple thing like barely scraping a knee or getting a finger barely pinched in something etc. Something where you know it didn't hurt very bad at all. I think if you make a big deal out of a little thing, they'll learn to do the same and every little thing will cause a cry fest. I've seen this happen with other little kids I know.