my son's hurtful words to me

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Registered: 01-02-2010
my son's hurtful words to me
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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 10:21pm

My six-year-old son and I have a strained relationship right now. He said something so hurtful to me today, that I can't even look at him right now. He was upset that I wanted to go out to dinner when he wanted to stay home, so he told my husband, "Mammas' not pretty." When my husband told him to take it back, he wouldn't, but he said it three more times. I felt like crying, even now, but I didn't. I told him that I will not tolerate any more and that I'm going to be mad at him for a long time. I've been ignoring him tonight. I love him so much that it kills me to ignore him, but I feel that he needs to know the damage he can cause with his words.


He's been pulling away from me and

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Mon, 01-04-2010 - 1:28pm

It's always hard when they say stuff to make you feel bad or guilty, and you are right that he needs to realize that words hurt, but I don't think ignoring him is the answer.

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