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It's lousy disciplining kids that then say

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NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:32:27

you're sending me up here because you don't like me, aren't you?

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Wed 01-Aug-07 17:34:32

To which you say, no I am sending you upstairs because I love you, but I do not like your behaviour.

Rantmum Wed 01-Aug-07 17:35:39

True, but it does sound like a classic child manipulation tactic of the "make Mummy/Daddy feel guilty" variety!

nutcracker Wed 01-Aug-07 17:35:55

I normally say 'of course i love you, i just don't like you xxxxxxx (whatever they were doing).

FluffyMummy123 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:36:10

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NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:36:13

He's said worse.

NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:36:33

That should have been a

FluffyMummy123 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:36:41

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NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:36:51

He is a boy.

FluffyMummy123 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:37:09

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NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:37:37

Actually I haven't given any response.

NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:38:01

Actually I haven't given any response.

Saturn74 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:38:07

DS2 used to do this.
"Are you sending me away because you don't want me to be part of the family?" etc.

FluffyMummy123 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:38:44

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NAB3 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:38:58

It's awful, isn't it?

FluffyMummy123 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:39:33

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Saturn74 Wed 01-Aug-07 17:41:19

Heart wrenching.
I used to to not comment, and then talk it through after the time-out.
He had forgotten about it within a couple of minutes.

Budababe Wed 01-Aug-07 17:58:30

DS usually just says "You're so MEEEEEANNN".

"Yep I am. You can be mean when you are the Mummy" is my normal response.

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