Kids who cry for attention, how do you handle it?

It seems like all kids go through a phase of crying for attention. What I have fund is to not react either positive or negative to it, because they almost don't seem to care as long as they get a reaction. As long as the child is old enough to verbalize then I tell them "I don't understand what you want when you cry. So when you are done let me know what you need." and then don't react at all one way or another.

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    06/30/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Sounds like pretty much what we say.
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