love this. have seen it happen exactly this way. staying close and providing loving attention for as long as the crying takes to run its course is a very powerful way to help our children build resilience.
and it's not always easy - we parents often have unexpressed tears of our own that we need to shed within the loving attention of another adult before we can be present in this way for our kids. but every little bit helps!
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