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2ndFamilyDC 07:41 AM 12-20-2011
If I only had a nickle for every time I have heard those words...........I would have retired years ago.

"your not my best friend"
"I am not going to be your best friend"
and the famous.........
"your not coming to my birthday party"

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Crystal 08:17 AM 12-20-2011


Must be three and four year olds.


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youretooloud 08:24 AM 12-20-2011
"You're not coming to my house".



I think it's preprogrammed into all children, and set to go off at age three.
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2ndFamilyDC 08:42 AM 12-20-2011
Originally Posted by youretooloud:
"You're not coming to my house".



I think it's preprogrammed into all children, and set to go off at age three.
You must be right.
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Zoe 09:36 AM 12-20-2011
It's all they really have control over and the only consequence they can use when they're mad at somebody.
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LittleCrawfishCC 09:38 AM 12-20-2011
Ha, I have a 6 year old that says this!
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Blackcat31 10:14 AM 12-20-2011
Originally Posted by 2ndFamilyDC:
If I only had a nickle for every time I have heard those words...........I would have retired years ago.

"your not my best friend"
"I am not going to be your best friend"
and the famous.........
"your not coming to my birthday party"


I especially LOVE the birthday one...it is usually said when the child's birthday is no where near the immediate future.


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VTMom 11:08 AM 12-20-2011
So...you're hidden somewhere in my house today???

My response to this is often "that's right...I don't want you to play together for the rest of the day and definitely DO NOT HAVE FUN TOGETHER". They'll resume playing within 15 seconds of my "demands" with a new agenda!
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Ariana 11:10 AM 12-20-2011
Originally Posted by Zoe:
It's all they really have control over and the only consequence they can use when they're mad at somebody.
Yes totally!
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daycare 11:50 AM 12-20-2011
OMG age 3-5 I think this is a daily must say line.....

I never get involved with those lines and just let them hash it out...lol
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busymommy0420 12:58 PM 12-20-2011
The three year old I watch always says, " I won't give you a present." LOL really...the only present she has ever brought was a marker cap and she gave it to me not to any of the kids.
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Childminder 03:25 PM 12-20-2011
A former dcg would tell me "I not your friend anymore" every time I disciplined or corrected her. Head Start has books called Not Your Friend and You Can't Come to My Birthday Party about threes and fours behavior. Pretty good reads.
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permanentvacation 03:40 PM 12-20-2011
I just tell them that that's okay because I don't want to be friends with someone who doesn't play nicely - or whatever the child just did wrong - They don't know how to react when I don't care that they announced that I'm not their friend now!
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Tags:four year old, pecking order, separate, three year old
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