This sign works much like stomach aches, although the feelings are usually stronger and more confusing for your child. When this sign is observed, give your child a little more space and do not push too hard to get him to talk. You want him to know it is okay to sometimes cry and feel upset. Ask him if he wants to talk about the painful thoughts and feelings. Talking and thinking things through is most always a better alternative for him than crying and his very real pain. Nonetheless, if he does not want to talk, give him a little time and space and then go back quietly to sit for a few minutes and maybe talk. If his crying goes on for more than a couple days, get him to talk with a counselor at school or with another specialist he trusts.