Emotional Blackmail Starts Early…

Nathan (3): “I don’t like you”

Me: “That’s not a very nice thing to say.”

Nathan: “But I don’t like you”

Me: “Okay, then you’re not allowed to play computer games”

Nathan: “I’m just joking!”

Me: “Well, that’s not a nice thing to say, and you shouldn’t say it”

Nathan: “Am I not allowed to joke?”