The internet is abuzz with a heartwarming video of a four-year-old Canadian toddler named Aldie, having a heart-to-heart conversation with his mother. In the video, the toddler expresses his emotions and thoughts with an honesty that is rare to find in adults, let alone young children.
Aldie tells his mother that she hurt his feelings by not going outside, saying, “Today, you did not make smart choices. You hurt my feelings by not going outside, so that’s why I didn’t want to make a smart choice.” His mother responds with understanding, but Aldie continues to share the emotions, he felt throughout the day, saying, “You know earlier? I couldn’t go outside, so I was still a little sad.”
As the conversation progresses, Aldie showed a deep understanding of the complexities of emotions, telling his mother that it can be hard for babies to understand why they can’t have what they want. He says, “They’re still babies; they don’t understand they have to not do that. Earlier, I chose to be a tiny bit mad, but after a while, I was okay!”
His mother reassures him that it’s okay to feel upset and that “sometimes we get upset, we get mad, we cry,” to which Aldie excitedly exclaims, “That’s emotions, mama!” The video ends with a heartwarming hug between mother and son, reminding us all of the power of empathy and understanding.
Aldie’s emotional intelligence and honesty are unique and also show the importance and effect of nurturing and supportive parenting. His conversation with his mother is an inspiration for us all, reminding us that even in difficult moments, it’s important to express our emotions and talk through our feelings with loved ones.
Viewers are pouring in with their heartfelt comments on the video saying;
“What a sweet boy. His Mom is so attentive and kind.”
“The self-awareness is so incredible. Great parenting.”
“Bless this family. They can teach us all a lot!”