We as adults tend to harbor notions about our children, albeit unconsciously! We think of them as immature “little humans” that we need to protect, nurture and guide. Our decisions for them are “for their own good” and no one else’s opinions matter! But what if your “little human” is more grown up mentally than you perceive him/her to be? This little six-year-old girl teaches her mother some life lessons.
Cherish Sherry from Surrey, Canada posted this video of her six-year-old daughter, Tiana, giving Sherry good advice on love and friendship.This video has since gone viral on Facebook.
Tiana’s parents are divorced. She was saddened when she chanced upon them fighting, so, interrupted their argument and felt compelled to give her mother a lecture, asking Sherry to try to get along with her ex-husband.
Tiana begins her lecture by asking her mom a question:
“Mom, are you ready to be his friend?” Tiana asks.
Her mom answers: “Yes!”
Tiana continues her little talk: “Try not to be that high up [she gestures with her hands] to be friends, I want everything to be low. Just try your best. I don’t want you and my dad to be replaced and meanies again. I want you and my dad to be placed and settled and be friends,
“I’m not trying to be mean. I just want everyone to be friends. And if I can be nice, I think all of us can be nice too. I’m not trying to be mean – I’m trying to do my best in my heart. Nothing else than that. I want my mom, my dad, everyone, to be friends. I want everyone to be smiling.”
Tiana was so confident that her mom understands what she was saying. She continues:
“I think you can do it. I think you can settle your mean heights down to short heights… I just want everything to be settled down, nothing else. For everything to be as good as possible. Nothing else.”
At the end of her lecture, her mom says, “Thank you, Tiana,” and they embrace, saying “I love you!” to each other.
Cherish Sherry (pictured with Tiana), from Canada, said her daughter’s wise words “brought her to tears”
Sherry is a single mother working two jobs and Tiana’s message, was truly a wake-up call that brought tears to her eyes and made her feel remorseful.
“I was stunned by it,” Sherry said. “She is teaching me. Woke me up.”
“Thank you for all of the sweet messages for my daughter Tiana,” she added on her Facebook post.
Children, if given a chance, can be very sensible in their approach to things. We should teach them with reason.