LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||18/MAI/2010 9:18 PM|
|Assunto:||whiny tattle-tale / please explain|
I guess "tattle" is the same as "fofocar" but I am not really sure if it is "fofocar" or "choromingar".
What can you guys tell me?
Thanks in advance!
This is the context:
Children tattle for the same reasons adults do — to manipulate, to get revenge, to exert power, or just to get attention. It usually happens among siblings — brought on by feelings of rivalry — but it can also happen among playmates. And while tattling is more common among older children, toddlers may do it too, especially if they are around older kids.
Check out the situation. Before you worry that your child's turning into a whiny tattle-tale, take stock of the situation yourself. Children need to learn not to tattle but they also need to feel secure in the knowledge that they can ask for help when necessary.
As an adult, you know that "Dad, Jonathan's eating my cookie" is a very different situation from "Dad, Jonathan's eating roach bait." But your child will need time and increased judgement to learn the difference.
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