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dd was naughty and my mum told her she didnt love her

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nolongeraworriedmummy Wed 01-Oct-08 20:02:04

fair enough dd was being a brat and she was told off for it but my mum said I dont love you now, I was abit urked by this. Fair enough she didnt like her actions but to say she didnt love her. DD is 5 btw, Im being pfb about this arent I? blush

Trollio Wed 01-Oct-08 20:02:30

no, that's a vile thing to say

TheGashlycrumbTinies Wed 01-Oct-08 20:03:33

A dreadful thing to say to a 5 year old.

It's conditional love.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 01-Oct-08 20:04:00

your mum is the one being vile. you never ever say things like that to a child. when dd says it to me i just say "oh well thats a shame because i will always love you" i never say it back to her.

noonki Wed 01-Oct-08 20:04:34

YANBU love to a child should be unconditional,

that is a terrible thing to say

A MUm in my parenting class said it to her DS a few months ago in front of me, I now avoid her,

nolongeraworriedmummy Wed 01-Oct-08 20:07:07

basically dd was pushing the cat (she wanted to sit where cat was) my mum said you are being mean to the cat so I dont love you anymore

Sobernow Wed 01-Oct-08 20:11:23

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wahwah Wed 01-Oct-08 20:13:00

That is a crap thing to say.

AbbeyA Wed 01-Oct-08 20:17:34

I would take it seriously and talk to your mother. It is not an an acceptable thing to say- ever.

Hulababy Wed 01-Oct-08 20:19:45

I think you should metion it to your mum. Jut make sure she knows that she needs to criticise the behaviour and not the child.

kitbit Wed 01-Oct-08 20:20:04

No you are NOT being pfb, it's a horrible thing to say to a child. Love is unconditional. She might not like her behaviour at that moment, but to say she doesn't love her is probably untrue anyway, and very very cruel. Definitely have a word.

hotmama Wed 01-Oct-08 20:23:50

YANBU - love is unconditional - but you may not like your dc actions some of the time.

I think it is important that dc know that the important people to them will always love them.

Your mum is being horrible - and I would let her know that what she said was spiteful!

Dandelioness Wed 01-Oct-08 20:36:34

Agree with hotmama. Disliking someone's behaviour (particularly a small child's!) does not equate to not loving someone!

I suspect that's just what your mum meant, that she disliked the behaviour, but what she said was out of order. Personally, I think you should explain this to your mum AND ask her to apologise to your DD and explain that she didn't mean itand shouldn't have said it, she was just trying to let your DD know she didn't like what she'd done, and it won't happen again.

HeinzSight Wed 01-Oct-08 20:37:36

shock @ your Mum, what a horrid thing to say sad

stripeytiger Wed 01-Oct-08 20:49:48

I agree with others here, I think that was horrid of your mum to say that. Perhaps it came out in the heat of the moment, but still, not acceptable.

A very good friend of mine who is mum to four lovely children aged 19 - 13, when they were being particularly obnoxious she would say....I love you with all my heart and always will, but just now I really don't like you very much because of the way you are behaving.....those words have stuck with me and I have used them to my own dcs with good effect.

nolongeraworriedmummy Wed 01-Oct-08 20:51:55

yes thats what I usually say stripeytiger, its the 2nd time its been said now have spoke to her about it before.

Tolalola Wed 01-Oct-08 20:58:43

shock no! no! you are not being pfb!!
that's never ok to say to a child!!

lilymolly Wed 01-Oct-08 21:02:40

ok ok ok its not a nice thing to say, nasty andmean

But your mum prob didnt think it meant that much harm.

Maybe say something to her and ask her not to say it again.

lilymolly Wed 01-Oct-08 21:03:35

oh sorry just read its the 2nd time she has said it sad oh dear thats not good is it...

sb6699 Thu 02-Oct-08 11:05:01

Horrible, horrible, horrible. YABNU.

My mil told dd1 when she was being naughty that DD2 was loved the best - WTF!!!

I told her outright that she should never ever tell any of my dc's that they weren't loved or that they loved another one better. To be fair, it seems to have worked.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 02-Oct-08 14:56:50

agree horrible

maybe something along the lines of

I will always love you,but at the moment I dont like the way you are behaving - it makes me sad

would have been better

sure your child wonr be scared for life x

LouMacca Thu 02-Oct-08 15:07:06

OMG I can't believe that your mum said that to your daughter!shock and for the 2nd time too. As BHMF says I don't like the way you are behaving would have been much better, hopefully she will realise how hurtful her comment was.

sb6699 - another awful thing to say to a child sad Glad your mum has taken your comments on board.

SheikYerbouti Thu 02-Oct-08 15:09:15


Absolutely vile thing to say to your daughter sad


bundle Thu 02-Oct-08 15:10:36


I'm always very careful to say to my children that I don't like what they do when they're naughty, rather than dislike them

wasabipeanut Thu 02-Oct-08 15:13:02

You shouldn't say that to a child. Jesus I wouldn't say it to my dh never mind my ds.

They need to know that however naughty they may be at times you will still love them.

I'd be bloody furious if my Mum ever said this.

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