She also gets upset when another child gets disciplined.
How can I help her deal with her feelings and guide her to appropriate reactions when others are experiencing feelings? When I was little my mom said that I use to cry and cry when an ambulance went by. It is related to her SPD in the sense that she feels EVERYTHING more intensely, including emotions.
For years she thought it was because the noise was too loud for me. Many who have written and studied this called it a "highly sensitive person" (HSP). One of my favorite authors on this subject, particularly relating to kids is Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of "Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic".
However, she later discovered that the REAL reason I was crying was "because I was afraid for the people IN the ambulance. I was feeling their pain." This is called empathy... It is a GREAT book for parents of highly sensitive children. Your daughter has a GIFT of empathy, but at a young age it can often be seen as a "curse". after recognizing and validating these feelings she has, letting her know and helping her label her feelings, then calming techniques need to be in place.
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) Muscling through difficult experiences, mastering struggles, and coping with sadness and grief builds strength and resilience, and is ultimately what brings children a sense of contentedness and well-being. Our children’s emotional reactions trigger our own emotional reactions, which can lead to a knee-jerk need to rescue or “fix” whatever is causing our child distress.
We are demonstrating that we will still accept them after they have shared their feelings. How strongly are you feeling that (on a scale of 0-10)? We feel connected with them and they feel connected with us.
We let them know that we respect their perception of things at that moment. Just the other day we took a small boy to the doctor's office and I asked him if he was a little bit scared.
But because of you-go-grrl propaganda encouraging girls to behave like ersatz men, few if any women can admit their desire to submit to the whims of a man.
How do you smash through the veneer of confidence that girls possess?