This very sensitive boy of mine.
Bug is and always has been very sensitive and I am at a loss at how to help him.
Yesterday when I picked him up from daycare we were walking to the car and had this conversation.
Bug: D and J were making fun of our car.
Me: Oh? What were they saying?
Bug: Well we were looking out the window and they said "There's your moms car" and I said " That isn't my mom's car" and they just kept saying that it was but it wasn't.
Me: Well that really isn't making fun honey, they were just mistaking someone elses car for our car.
Bug: I just went and hid from them.
Me: Why did you do that honey?
Bug: I didn't want them to see me cry.
Me: AT A LOSS FOR WORDS
I really wasn't sure how to proceed. I tried to explain that I'm sorry he felt frustrated by what they were saying, and tried to encourage him to just change the subject and not worry about that they were wrong.
This is just one of many instances when he has gotten easily upset over something another kid has said to him. It isn't just children either, it happens with me and his dad too.
I want him to feel confident and be able to stand up for himself. I want him to be able to brush things off.
He had a ten minute melt down at daycare the other day because he forgot to go to the window and wave to me. I waited for as long as I could for him to get there, but I had to get to work so I left without him waving. I thought he was distracted with playing and would be fine.
He was so upset that the teacher couldn't console him.
Breaks in routine, being caught off guard and getting frustrated seems to send him crying.
Please tell me it is a stage and he will grow out of this. My heart hurts for him and I want to make it better.