Rita - posted on 08/20/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
What do you all think about parents calling their kids names? I.E. Brat, Fattie etc..
I realize that they don't say it in a manner of truth but when you call them brat for years, don't you think the child is going to start to behave as one? I mean after all mom/dad already calls me a brat so why not act like one?
It bothers me when I read friends of mine of facebook saying "well the brat did this today" or I have one that calls their child a monster and another call theirs fattie.
I started to think about this when picking up my child and noticing he had gained a little weight and the words "your becoming a little fattie" almost slipped out of my mouth. Now he by no means is fat but in the 5th percentile. However, I would be afraid that if I continued over a period of time that he would start to believe it.
Your thoughts? Am I being too sensative?