I don't know where the kids got this from... but lately they've been saying "I Hate You" sooooo much! In their pretend play, to Jay & I when they don't get their way. I would have never DREAMED of saying this to my parents. It's just soo RUDE! (I think...) Should something be done? Is it just a phase? Should I be worried?
I've been trying to say back to them what I think they really mean:
kid: "I hate you, mom!"
me: "Don't you mean you are disappointed that we can't do that right now?"
Thoughts? What do you do? What did your parents do? What do you wish you or your parents did?