I have a 2 1/2 dd who gets very upset when adults talk down to her in a childish manner. For example, when they say things like, "DD, you are so smart" or "DD, you know such big words!" I think a lot of it is the tone which is hard to describe, but not a way you would talk to an adult. I can see why it would be annoying to her, but I'm not sure how to direct her on how to respond to these adults. Currently she will yell "No!" at them and then if they continue to use that tone will hit them. I would like to find an effective solution for her to express her feelings about this while also not hurting the feelings of the adults that do not realize how they are coming across. Any ideas? I'm also curious if most toddlers are bothered by this?
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5/10/10 at 11:17pm