This four-year-old has been teaching adults how to better express their feelings through his eloquent exploration of frustration and anger.
Mom Amelie, from British Columbia, Canada, posted a heart-warming clip of son Aldi on her dedicated TikTok account.
The young man thought he had had a rough day as he explored the feelings he had after not being let out.
Hundreds of social media users flooded the comments with praise for his awareness – before asking Amelie what her secret was.
Mum-of-two Amalie, from British Columbia, Canada, posted a heart-warming clip of son Aldi (R) on her dedicated TikTok account
The young man thought he had had a rough day as he explored the feelings he had after not being let out
In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 17.6 million times, Aldi can be seen standing in his room getting ready for bed.
He started thinking about the day with his mom: “Today you didn’t make smart decisions, so you hurt my feelings by not going out, and that’s why I didn’t want to make the smart decision.”
The clip then cuts to the mother-son duo sitting on a bed as they begin a frank discussion.
Aldie begins: “You know earlier, I couldn’t go out so I was still a little sad…but after I was a little sad I got a little bit upset – a little more.”
Amelie reassures him by saying, “We all get upset sometimes. We don’t get what we want all the time.
The young boy reflects before revealing that he recently trained his father on how to handle his feelings.
He explains: “Earlier, the child dropped the plate and the father got angry at her and told the father to stop, breathe slowly, and make a smart choice for the father.”
Amelie interjects again saying “We get upset, we get angry, we cry sometimes”, to which the boy replies: “These are the feelings, Mama”.
Amelie has been praised for the way she handled the situation as people asked her how she taught her son to be so expressive
Dozens of social media users – including singer Meghan Trainor – poured into the comments to heap praise on the four-year-old.
His mother assures him that sometimes crying can make people feel better, before adding, “You’re learning.”
The duo then hugged before warmly asking Aldi, “Even when I was angry, you still loved me?”
Amelie, who has gained more than 648,000 followers on TikTok with her candid insights into family life, reassures her son before the video ends.
Dozens of social media users poured into the comments to heap praise on the four-year-old.
Someone wrote: What? He understands his emotions, acknowledges them, and also looks at the brighter days. good boy.’
Another said, “He’s more self-aware and a better communicator than all of us…”
A third added: “That’s right, there is first-class care. Please share your secret of how you got this boy to have such emotional intelligence.”
The video even caught the attention of some famous faces, too.
Actress Busy Phillips shared the clip before singer Meghan Trainor also commented: “How old is he???? I can’t wait for my son to speak this much kindness.
Aldie has taught adults how to better express their feelings through his eloquent explanation of frustration and anger
The mother-of-two posted a follow-up video shortly belatedly in response to the “tremendous amount of support”
Amelie posted a follow-up video shortly after in response to the “tremendous amount of support.”
She said while speaking to the camera with her two children in her arms: How do I teach them? It’s more communication really, I let him express what he’s thinking and feeling.
“I give him time, I ask him questions, I give him space to talk and not rush to tell me how he feels.”
Amelie continued: ‘Also tell him how I feel. So it is true that children mirror their parents. If we cross over to them and realize how we feel, they will be encouraged to do so.
She uploaded the clip along with a caption that read: “We are so overwhelmed with love and support! We are so grateful for each and every one of you!”
It’s a process to get them to acknowledge their feelings but just keep communicating with patience, consistency, and honesty. Give them the opportunity to express.