What to Do When Your Child Says, ‘Mine, Mine, Mine!’

June 25th, 2012

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10 comments

  1. Charity says:

    I loooooved it :-)

  2. AshleyPawelczak says:

    Ummm…i dont even wanna start.

  3. sillymunkey says:

    You give that lesbian a smackdown!

  4. Avatar of Anise Anise says:

    I am speechless at the callousness of this advice — that poor little boy!! First his mother hands him off to a stranger, and then the stranger, who is also a mother, is supposed to ignore his discomfort because her own child is experiencing normal emotion? YOUR child is safe and secure with her mother. That little boy is among new people who probably scare him, including an adult who he should be able to trust to look out for him. This answer is HALF-right. The thing to say is, "I’m sure it’s hard to have a strange person here. I’m sure he misses his mom, too. Don’t worry, I’m staying with you, but let’s be nice to him until he can go to HIS Mommy." It is of course possible to both show your child unconditional love and establish that demonstrating empathy is important to you. Your example means such a great deal. Even if your child is not ready to demonstrate empathy, watching you demonstrate it is terribly important.

  5. Anise says:

    I am speechless at the callousness of this advice — that poor little boy!! First his mother hands him off to a stranger, and then the stranger, who is also a mother, is supposed to ignore his discomfort because her own child is experiencing normal emotion? YOUR child is safe and secure with her mother. That little boy is among new people who probably scare him, including an adult who he should be able to trust to look out for him. This answer is HALF-right. The thing to say is, "I’m sure it’s hard to have a strange person here. I’m sure he misses his mom, too. Don’t worry, I’m staying with you, but let’s be nice to him until he can go to HIS Mommy." It is of course possible to both show your child unconditional love and establish that demonstrating empathy is important to you. Your example means such a great deal. Even if your child is not ready to demonstrate empathy, watching you demonstrate it is terribly important.

  6. ChrisS says:

    Good to know.

  7. Avatar of heather heather says:

    i most deff. like this video!! im now on the hunt for those books :)

  8. heather says:

    i most deff. like this video!! im now on the hunt for those books :)

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