Learn, Share, and Grow series cover a particular topic over a series of short video segments.  So if you only have 5 minutes, you can watch one, and if you have more time you can watch a whole series. Check out these short professional development segments on topics of interest to family child care professionals on the Grow Page.

Crying is one of the main means by which infants communicate needs and discomfort.  As children grow, they develop other capacities and strategies for communication and self-regulation. Individual children cry varying amounts and for a variety of reasons. Children may cry they feel hungry, wet, angry, sad, frustrated, scared and when they want to get the attention of someone or need something. It is important to try to understand why the child is crying in order to respond appropriately.  Offering children guidance in naming the emotions that children are feeling can help.