I found a way to calm Calder when he gets upset - join him in a quiet room, take out the guitar, and start singing worship songs with all my heart. I used to think it's a diversion tactic. Today he didn't calm down as quickly and it occurred to me that perhaps he needed the music to convey his sorrows. So I continued singing as he continued crying.
Dear Lord, I have no idea why Calder is upset. Is it because he's tired, or he's hungry? Did something happen in school to make him sad?You know best. And so please help us deal with the problems that Calder is facing. Please comfort and protect Calder as only you know how and you can. Thank you, Jesus.