How much crying is "normal" for a child?
I'm not overly concerned to be honest but I have family who have complained about how much DD cries. She'll be 5 in July and is in Kindy.
Whenever anything happens that upsets DD, she cries. Tonight one of the instances was that I brushed her cousins hair before hers after a shower. She had a meltdown and refused to stand up. Another instance had been her youngest cousin (2) taking a toy off her.
She is also very, very clingy. exDP and I share custody, week on/week off, so I can understand to an extent but sometimes she has crying tantrums if I don't sit inside with her, if she can't sit on my lap, or if I don't carry her somewhere. Or a lot of the time, if I don't lay in bed while she goes to sleep even.
She is a very intelligent girl (is learning to read already - can read Dog In, Cat Out without the pictures, and will realise if she has a word wrong and correct herself by looking at the word again, with no guidance). She loves kindy and is very happy there. Developmentally, she's doing really well, mentally and physically.
Does anyone have any tips on how to stop this crying? It absolutely breaks my heart.