‘Listen, listen, listen, Linda!’

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(WREG-TV) What parent, at some point, hasn’t tried to reason with a 3-year-old?

It can be insanely frustrating, but often it’s kind of cute also.

This little boy wanted a cupcake. Like, he really wanted a cupcake.

Watch the video to see him try to negotiate with Linda, his mom.

Negotiating foreign policy? Nope. Cupcakes.

11 comments

  • Mary

    Cute……I see a future Lawyer:)……Linda, please give him the cupcake, he earned it. He is a Leader:)

  • Freedomwasawesome

    Cute? I see in the future another young man with no sense of responsibility. Or one that doesn’t think no means no

  • Educator and Mom

    I guess it is the ‘old school’ in me that makes me think this is disrespectful. There is nothing cute about a 3 year old who interrupts his mother and talks over her. I am curious as to how (and why) this made the news…Maybe one day when this child is older his oratorical skills will be of value. For now, however, it is important to teach him the importance of honoring his parents, and accepting no as an answer. He needs to understand that the answer will not always be yes, and that there may be some instances where he cannot talk himself out of something.

    Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it…

  • Carol

    I totally agree with Educator & Mom. When did this become okay? Plus who did he learn this from Linda, listen & Honey? Behavior like this is going keep his parents at the school because teachers are not going to put up with it. Plus this is going to take away from class time for others. Where is the RESPECT?

  • Mary

    To the Educator? & Mom, there are many ways to teach and guide our children…..and the mother of this little boy was doing just that…by nurturing and guiding him thought-out their conversation…Life is to short…we need to take a couple of steps back and embrace the tender moments in our children. Educator? and Mom, everyone is not as perfect as you PRETEND to be…..based on your post. There are true Educators that understand children and know how to work with children without being MEAN….DO US ALL A FAVORITE, INVEST/ENROLL IN SOME SENSITIVITY TRAINING COURSES, BECAUSE…SO CALL EDUCATOR? & MOM….A MIND IS A TREBBLE THINK TO WASTE…..YOU OF ALL INDIVIDUAL SHOULD KNOW THIS

    and to the REAL EDUCATORS…YOU ARE OUR SHINING STARS AND YOU WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE YOUR MANY BLESSING

    LIFE, LOVE & LAUGH

    • Educator and Mom

      I’m not sure where you got the idea that I was perfect, or even pretending to be. I’m also puzzled as to why you are so upset and shouting. Since you are writing in all CAPS, I can only assume that your are – angry – that is. I understand that everyone doesn’t teach their children in the same way. I also know that each of us is entitled to our opinion. I simply shared mine. You actually seem to be in the minority in that several others have echoed my sentiments.

      By the way, you had several errors. I’ve taken the liberty to list most of them. If I am following your logic correctly, thought-out should be throughout, favorite should be favor, so call should be so-called, trebble, of course, should be terrible, think should be thing and Life should be Live:-)

      By all means LIVE, LAUGH, AND LOVE…and practice writing and/or use spell check before you comment on posts of this nature.

  • Terri Davison

    That child is old enough to have learned that it is not okay to interrupt others. The way he speaks to his mother is the very opposite of “cute.”

    This child is growing up with a total disregard and disrespect for his mother in particular, and for women in general.

  • Firebrat

    all though this might be cute it is disrespectful…….the mother was not guiding this 3 yr old anywhere but down a road of being rude and disrespectful to women……..if I had called my parents by their first name when I was younger I would have probably gotten my tail whooped..that is what is wrong with things these days there is no YES MA’AM …NO MA’AM…YES SIR….NO SIR…You see it everyday.

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