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Crying Children? How to Keep Your Cool

We’ve all heard terrible stories about young children who have died as a result of child abuse. While many of these innocent victims are violently abused by an adult who has no respect for their little lives, there are many who had loving parents who just “snapped” when the crying got to be too much. It doesn’t matter if it’s an infant, a toddler or an older child – crying children have a way of pushing parents over the edge sometimes.

I understand this may seem to be a pretty “heavy” blog post for us, but I think it’s important to talk about because there are so many good, loving parents who lose control and spend a lifetime regretting it. Contrary to what many of us thought when we were expecting our first child, having babies isn’t easy. There’s a lot more to it then picking out Kid’s fancy clothes, cute bedding and fun toys. Changing diapers, feeding every couple of hours, handling colic, keeping fevers under control, etc. are all things that many of us didn’t think about when we were pregnant. Below are a few tips for dealing with a crying child when you think you’re about to “lose it.”

Put the Baby Down Gently. There are so many parents out there who have babies that struggle with colic as infants. The endless hours of crying can seem unbearable when you’re in the middle of it. Maybe you don’t have a baby with colic but have a child who wants to be held constantly or cries for another reason. When you start to get frustrated, it’s time to go and lay the baby/child down in his crib and walk away for a while. Putting the baby down and distancing yourself from him for a while can help you…