Busy hands are happy hands :)
My little guy spent a good portion of the afternoon helping me in the kitchen today. It seemed that every time he was left alone and with the older two he got his feelings hurt or there was a squabble so I put him to work *grin*.
He was my personal dishwasher, washing soup pots, dough hooks and anything else that looked like it needed washing even if it really didn't :) His little fingers turned pruney and his cheerful disposition returned. He's quietly playing with his little men and horses beside me now and I can hear the other two monkeys giggling in the other room... all is happy again on the home front :)
It always does the trick. A gentle way of getting him back on track and I just love how when they are little they don't look at helping out as being any sort of chore. If only I could harness some of the energy for myself! LOL. My house would be spick and span in no time *grin*.