The other day my neighbor told me that she has started a sticker reward chart for her eight-year old to try to discourage his incessant crying over every little thing. If he can get through a day without melting down, he gets a sticker on the chart. I thought that was funny in and of itself.
Then she continued, "We have a few exceptions, though. He is allowed to cry if (1) he gets lost, (2) there is blood, (3) somebody dies, or (4) he feels the Holy Ghost."