A toddler’s playful rant about seeing her boyfriend with another girl in the playground has sparked debate amongst viewers, with some finding her behaviour to be worrying and ‘diva’ like.
Mum Katie Stauffer took to YouTube to share a video of her two-year-old daughter Mila talking about her boy problems.
In the video, little Mila can be seen sitting down and explaining that she saw boyfriend Sawyer ‘in the park with another girl’.
The toddler goes on to say she is ‘so mad’ and will ‘call him right now’, at which point she whips out a plastic, pink mobile phone and starts angrily shouting about what she would say to Sawyer.
The youngster fumes, ‘I saw you’ and goes on to tell her childhood sweetheart that he must ‘never ever’ be seen in the park with another girl again.
She finishes her feisty speech by adding, ‘never ever mess with Mila’.
But for some viewers, her behaviour has seemed a little strange for a two year old, and commenters on publications that have covered the video have sparked some debate.
On the Daily Mail some users seemed to be troubled by how such a young child would have learned to speak and act in this way, with some suggesting her mother has taught her to be a ‘diva’.
One commenter wrote, ‘Been listening to mummy ranting on the phone has she, not cute in fact not a good way for a child to act and a little too coached.’
Whilst a second said, ‘All I picked up from this is that her mom is more than likely a demonic diva.’
Others pointed out that a child’s environment shapes their behaviour and that acting in this way could possibly create problems when trying to relate to her ‘peers’.
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Another online commenter wrote, ‘No, it’s not cute! Children of this age get their social cues from their environment – parents, school, television, media etc. This behaviour is something she’s picked up somewhere and if it’s not from them, her parents need to pay more attention to how their child is developing.’
Another seemed agreed, ‘I hope this is a one-off, and the child isn’t going to encouraged with her ‘never mess with Mila’ attitude. Not good for her or how she will relate with her peers, and how they’ll respond to her.’
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