Koonlaba: What do you think about letting children cry?

11164757_10206497932583916_3464456028614437679_nThe title of this article was intriguing. The first part caught my attention (and not in a good way). However, the second part of the title made me want to know more. In Let the Child Cry: How Tears Support Social and Emotional Development, Diana Rivera explores the reasons why human beings cry, why tears are necessary, and four ways to stop the resistance to crying.

What do you think? Do you think it is okay for children to cry? Read the article and post your thoughts in the comments.

Amanda Koonlaba is an elementary art teacher in Tupelo, MS. She is a contributor to MSEdBlog. Her views are her own and do not represent the views of any other entity.

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