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What do you do when your child tries out "I hate you" for the first time?
I ignored his words and sure enough in about 3 minutes he came out with tears on his cheeks but completely calm. He apologized to his grandmother and spent time happily playing with his new toy. Neither of us said anything about the H word.
But all day I've been struggling with how to handle it. I want him to know how powerful and hurtful those words are but I don't want him to think that he "got to me" by using them.
Has anyone else ever had their child say "I hate you"? How did you handle it or what advice would you give me about how I should?