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crying

The uttering of inarticulate sobbing or wailing sounds, associated with the secretion of tears and often with facial contortion, that expresses the emotion, usually of grief or sadness but sometimes of joy. Crying in babies and infants is prompted by minor distressful stimuli and has value in exercising the respiratory muscles, but may, if excessive, cause severe parental stress.
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The crying could be a way of shutting out environmental stimulus and telling you in a baby way, "I've had enough
But as a writer I have a safety valve, because once the crying stops I can take a more objective perspective on things and write.
Comforting Your Crying Baby'' author Sandy Jones says one solution may be to understand what life was like for the baby in the womb.
However the break-up of a relationship was seen as a more substantial reason for crying (62%) than physical pain (41%).
The researchers also found that in major depression, crying becomes disconnected from other typical responses to unhappy events.
Characterizing crying as weakness doesn't set well with me, I told him later.
Meanwhile, ask your mother for advice on how to handle your sister's crying.
I pulled off my shoes and walked carefully on the earth with bare feet; I lay flat on its surface and tried to soothe it with all of my being but I was not enough to stop the crying of the earth.
The work, according to its publisher, offers a wide-ranging discussion of emotional crying, looking at its physiology as well as its evolutionary past.
The main point to make is that crying has important biological functions.
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