It’s excruciating watching Linda trying to get the boy to hear her out. He just takes her words and spins them right back at her, along the lines of a discussion which goes “what movie would you like to see? I dunno, what movie do YOU want to see?”
Reason, logic and toddlers. Good luck trying to get those three to mix.
Chances are, as a parent, you’ve had to answer questions with answers such as “because I say so”, “maybe later” or “if you don’t, the monsters will get you”. Sure, that last one isn’t a very popular modern parenting tool, but it would be cool to use if you didn’t have to shell out for your kid’s therapy later on.
I rest my case, your honour
As the saying goes, don’t take a knife to a gun fight; and that’s pretty good advice when it comes to toddlers, too. If you’re tempted to introduce logic, you’re going to lose… You'll be that slightly-crazed parent crying softly and chuckling at the same time, telling people that at least your argumentative kid will be a good lawyer one day.
Watch as this little boy offers his slightly precocious arguments about why the cookie his mom has denied him is, by rights, his:
My 3 year old must argue and debate everything via Youtube/Linda Beltran
Does your child listen when you say “NO”?