Christine Carter on “I hate you!”

“When somebody says something so hurtful, your response is going to be... 'I hate you, too,'” says Raising Happiness author Christine Carter. But don't go there, she adds. Take this approach instead.

More videos below! Watch these 4 other parenting experts to learn
what they say is the best response.

Madeline Levine Madeline Levine: “Disagreement is tolerated. Disrespect is not.”

John Duffy John Duffy: “I hate you!” always means something different.

Erica Reischer Erica Reischer: There’s a difference between feelings and behaviors.

Richard Weissbourd Richard Weissbourd: Model how to behave in tough moments like these.


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