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Do you speak to your children in the third person?

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Some parents say things to their young children such as 'Be good for Mummy' instead of 'Be good for me' or 'Mummy just has to go into the store' instead of 'I have to go into the store.'

Do you do this? Why do you think parents speak in the third person to their kids?

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I did when they were really little. That's how they learn what to call you.
No I never did.
I just talked to them as normal human beings.
Didn't want to do things the way I was brought up, so I treated them quite different.

Not as my equal....(but just with extra respect that I didn't get as a child).

The results were very good indeed. :)
I'd never thought about it! But yeah .... I do when they're little!
I have never considered it.
by Gia
I would have occasionally done this
by Finy
Boy, this question made me laugh . . . . I never spoke to my daughter that way but when I read the question I realised I speak that way to my dogs! LOL. (Mummy's just going to the shop. Mummy's going to bed now etc . . )
by Rice
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