In case you can’t see the meme
10 Things to Say Instead of ‘Stop Crying’:
1. It’s okay to be sad.
2. This is really hard for you.
3. I’m here for you.
4. Tell me about it.
5. I hear you.
6. That was really scary, sad, etc.
7. I will help you work it out.
8. I’m listening.
9. I hear that you need space. I want to be here for you. I’ll stay close so you can find me when you’re ready.
10. It doesn’t feel fair.
[A cloud cries tears into an ocean; a small sailboat carrying a bearded person holding up a bucket is on the waves; each wave contains one of the things to say.]