My DS is a very bright and wonderful kid. He has amazing language skills and has always been extremely verbal. He was a high needs baby, and this has continued into toddlerhood. He cries over every little thing. We have always practiced attachment parenting, very gentle discipline, and I always try to give him words to express his feelings. However, when he gets upset over something, big or small, it's like he loses the ability to talk. Also, he seems to have the same reaction to something whether it's a big deal or the tiniest little thing. He gets just as upset over getting hurt as he does over not being able to play with something he wants. This is so frustrating, because sometimes I literally don't know what set him off, and when I try to ask him about it, he just gets even more upset. I know sometimes it's due to him being tired, overwhelmed, etc., but not ALL the time.
He only stays upset for a few minutes, and then he will talk about it with me, but I feel like he's overly sensitive. My DH thinks that anytime he cries over something he shouldn't get his way, which I do not agree with. He is genuinely upset over something and I want to be responsive, but I don't want to encourage it either. I'm kind of at a loss about what to do WHILE he is crying. I really just want to help him through his feelings so maybe he feels more secure. Anyone have any advice on how to get through this stage?