My 6 yr old is sensitive
Our son is 6 and is young for his age. He’s always met all milestones at his own pace and he started having a speech therapist at 3 when he was assessed as having a developmental delay. He’s come leaps and bounds. However, he’s always been a sweet, sensitive boy that tends to cry easily. For example, he’ll cry when a toy breaks, or when he’s playing with kids and something happens that he thinks is unfair, or he gets easily frustrated about a certain situation. My husbands approach is to try to intensely coach him in those situations to see that he shouldn’t have cried in the first place bc there were other ways of solving the situation. He’s very calm and nurturing but it comes across to me like he’s asking a lot of reasoning and rational thinking from our 6 yr old when he’s in a really emotional state. He feels strongly about trying to break this habit of crying easily bc he’s really concerned of our son being labeled a cry baby and being bullied by other kids. I tend to think that while I agree it’s a habit he should break, I see it as something he’ll eventually grow out of. So my tendency is to just try to distract him and take a break when he’s crying to de-escalate the situation and come around to talking about it later after his emotions have died down. I’m wondering if anyone else out there has been in a similar situation. What has helped? Was this something that tends to resolve on its own?