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My friend doesn’t want to come because I told her not to call my child a “spoiled brat.”

A woman took to an advice forum to speak out about how her best friend called her child a “spoiled brat”.

And no, he wasn’t causing chaos in the stores, stomping around and demanding that he HAS to get a lollipop or acting like Satan the minute she told him it was time to leave.

He was just crying, in other words.

“I asked him not to call my child that because I don’t want it to destroy his self-esteem”

On the Am I The A**hole forum, the mother explained that her best friend did not have children and had not been around many children before.

Recently, she’s been spending a lot of time with her two-year-old, allowing her to witness the full range of emotions that toddlers feel, like going from happy to sad in no time.

“He screams and cries when he doesn’t get what he wants,” she said.

Standard toddler behavior, right?

A woman called her best friend’s toddler a “spoiled brat” because of normal toddler behavior.
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Apparently not according to her friend.

One day recently, the friend was with the toddler and told the OP he was a “spoiled brat.”

“I explained to him that he was only two years old and he was trying to regulate his emotions,” she said. “I then asked him not to call my child a brat or any other name because I don’t want it to destroy his self-esteem.”

The mother then said that her son’s teachers always say that he is “the wisest and happiest child in his class.”

“It’s a toddler!” Toddlers do this!

At first, her friend apologized, but immediately followed up with this casual statement: “I guess I won’t come anymore since you want to get upset over stupid things.”

After asking her friend not to call her son a brat, the friend had an aggravated response.
After asking her friend not to call her son a brat, the friend had an aggravated response.
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When the OP tried to reaffirm her boundaries, explaining, “I’m not angry, don’t insult my child,” her friend didn’t seem to quite understand and proceeded to ignore her for the rest of the time. night.

Now the woman wants to know if she is wrong to be so upset.

“It makes me so sad to see someone call my baby a ‘spoiled brat’ because he cries. It’s a toddler! Toddlers do this! she concludes.

“This is absolutely not right.”

Commenters quickly made it clear to the mother that she was certainly not wrong to feel upset by her friend’s comment.

One of the top comments said: “I guess I won’t come again” – that seems like a solved problem to me. She takes it as a threat to make you say you’re happy that she’s being rude to your child, but I’ll take her at her word and never see her again.

Another chimed in, repeating: “No… You’re not wrong. This is absolutely not good.

And a third outright called the OP’s friend an “asshole.”

Then someone else suggested there might be a deeper issue at play. “Her response ‘being mad about stupid things’ suggests there’s something more going on than her just being mildly annoyed by your child. Honestly, it sounds like she’s tackling another problem in your relationship.

“Some people cross the line when it’s not their child, and there’s nothing wrong with reminding them that there are limits. They are your baby and you define the lines of relevance,” another user pointed out.

“She has some serious learning to do”

Other people took issue with the friend’s use of the term “spoiled brat.”

One person wrote: “I don’t understand why they always address ‘spoiled brat’ when a child is throwing a tantrum or is upset about something.

“It’s a spoiled brat or child when the child throws a tantrum and the parent says, ‘Okay, stop crying and I’ll give you some ice cream/a toy/the tablet, etc.’ . That would be a waste.

“Allowing your child to experience and learn to manage their emotions does not “spoil” them.

Then someone else agreed, adding: “Any parent who calls your toddler a spoiled brat has some serious learning to do.” »


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