Emotional Blackmail

“I don’t love you”                 
                  Its ok hunny I love you anyway
“I hate you mummy”
                    I know you are angry but thats ok
“Go away I dont love you any more”             
*Stomp Stomp Stomp

Wow that was a fun conversation.

You would think I had a teenage in this house but no that is just my four year old. I have no idea where this has come from or who she has picked this up from but it certainly wasn’t something from our house. Elizabeth is four going on fourteen and I would really like it if she got out of this phase of saying she didn’t love or like people. She has become very loving on the opposite side of the temper scale though and is more likely to run up give me a hug and tell me she loves me but that is usually when she wants something or I have done something particularly nice.

Have you had any experience of this? Anything I can do