"Quit crying like a little girl"
What does that statement say to you?
Is this something you'd be okay with your LO hearing and saying?
Just tell me what you think about it if anything...
I say it. Doesn't bother me and wouldn't matter to me if DS heard it.
i dont take it to be literally crying like a female (but we as a while do cry more, or over smaller stupid crap!)
doesnt really bother me.. i havent heard that one for a while!
Doesn't bother me.
I think if you read too much into it, there could be a lot to be said.
However that's not my style, so I think of that as someone is crying over something stupid, lol. We tell DD to quit crying like a baby when she's overreacting so I guess it's the same thing. I would not like DD saying that to anyone, not at this age anyways.
I feel like it is kind of mean and it is meant to be offensive..
I wouldn't want my children hearing or saying that but it isn't that BIG of a deal ya know?
If my DH told my DS that I would want to punch him in the balls, but thats just me :lol:
Edit: I also wouldn't want my DS to say it to anyone else.
Quoting Rd.:" I think if you read too much into it, there could be a lot to be said. However that's not my style, ... [snip!] ... when she's overreacting so I guess it's the same thing. I would not like DD saying that to anyone, not at this age anyways."
Someone said it to my son and it irritated me.
I think the underlying message there is a sexist one, and I don't want my son thinking that crying is a sign of weakness, and girls cry more so they are weaker.
"Cry like a baby" is more my style, and that only gets used over petty things he is working up crocodile tears for.
I don't let my husband say it to my son...
Quoting Kristen Parris:" I feel like it is kind of mean and it is meant to be offensive.. I wouldn't want my children hearing or saying that but it isn't that BIG of a deal ya know?"
It isn't a HUGE deal...but IDK...it just seems like a shitty thing to say to really anyone.
I think it's a dumb phrase. Everyone cries, not just "little girls". :?
Other than that, it has all kinds of implications that are equally dumb.
I wouldn't say it, but I wouldn't freak out over my kids hearing it. I would tell them not to say it if I heard them say it.
It's sexist and if anyone says that to either of my kids, they will be told off.
I tell my son "talk like a big boy, I can't understand whining or crying. Babies cry because they don't know how to talk, but you do, so you don't need to cry unless you're hurt or sad"
My son lost his brother a year ago and my dad died 3 months ago, I refuse to tell my child who deals with true grief that crying is a bad thing. I just emphasize that he should talk to me about his feelings too. Sometimes we have a bad day and cry for my second son together.
But I refuse to let anyone tell him to just stop crying or that crying is a girl thing.
Quoting **milfshake**:" It isn't a HUGE deal...but IDK...it just seems like a shitty thing to say to really anyone."
I agree.. If someone said that to my son I would get pretty mad...
<blockquote><b>Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:</b>" If my DH tols my DS that I would want to punch him in the balls, but thats just me :lol:"</blockquote>
This! I don't see the point in it being said and I think its very rude and unnecessary..even if a child is crying for a "silly reason", there are other ways to handle it..yeah I have a son and the world views that they are supposed to be tough but if my son cries over something I'm gonna comfort him or atleast find out why he is crying.