I am raising a sensitive child. A child who is aware of his feelings and is able to put words to those feeling. There are the main 3 emotions he’s able to identify right now. They are happiness, sadness and anger. Most of the time, when he cries, I tell him that you can cry if you are sad or angry. It’s okay to cry. And most often than not, he stops crying after thinking for a minute. And diverts his energy, instead, towards telling me what he’s feeling. Sometimes the tears are a ploy—he wants something and past experience tells him that there is a great chance that someone in the family will melt at the sight of his tears and give him what he wants; but equally often, he cries because something has upset or angered him.