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WHY DOES MY FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDSON CRY EVERY TIME ANOTHER CHILD

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WHY DOES MY FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDSON CRY EVERY TIME ANOTHER CHILD CRIES. hE HAS A TWO YEAR OLD SISTEWR BUT HE DOES NOT CRY WHEN SHE IS CRYING.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 7 years ago.

Good Afternoon,

 

It may be mimicking. It would be important to notice how his sister is treated when she cries. If the other child that cries is given attention it is possible that he is seeking that as well. If when his sister cries and if she is not given attention or if he is used to her, then the response can differ.

 

All behavior, even in children, is purposeful.

 

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