This four-year-old boy teaches adults how to better express their emotions with his eloquent exploration of frustration and anger.
Mother Amelie, from British Columbia, Canada, posted son Aldie’s heartwarming clip to her dedicated TikTok account.
The youngster reflected on a rough day as he explored the emotions he felt after not being allowed out.
And hundreds of social media users flooded the comments with praise for his awareness — before asking Amelie what her secret was.
Mother-of-two Amelie, from British Columbia, Canada, posted the heartwarming clip of son Aldie (right) to her dedicated TikTok account
The youngster reflected on a rough day as he explored the emotions he felt after not being allowed out
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 17.6 million times to date, Aldie can be seen standing in his room as he gets ready for bed.
Looking back on the day with his mother, he begins, “Today you didn’t make a smart choice, so you hurt my feelings by not going out, so that’s why I didn’t want to make a smart choice.”
The clip then cuts to the mother-son duo sitting on the bed as they begin a candid discussion.
Aldie begins, “You know, I couldn’t go out before, so I was still a little sad… but after I was a little sad, I was a little upset—more than a little.”
Amelie reassures him by saying, “We all get upset sometimes. We don’t always get what we want.’
The young boy ponders before revealing that he had recently coached his father on how to handle his own emotions.
He explains, “Earlier, the baby dropped the plate and daddy got mad at her and I told daddy to stop, breathe slowly and make a smart choice for daddy.”
Amelie intervenes again when she says “we get upset, we get angry, we cry sometimes,” to which the boy responds, “Those are emotions, Mom.”
Amelie is praised for her handling of the situation when people asked her how she taught her son to be so expressive.
And dozens of social media users — including singer Meghan Trainor — have been inundated with the comments to heap praise for the four-year-old
His mother assures him that sometimes crying can make people feel better, before adding, “You learn.”
The pair embrace before Aldie heartwarmingly asks, “Even when I was angry, do you still love me?”
Amelie, who has gained more than 648,000 followers on TikTok with her candid insight into family life, reassures her son before the video ends.
And dozens of social media users have poured into the comments to praise the four-year-old.
One wrote: ‘What? He understands his emotions, he acknowledges them and he also looks to the brighter days. Good boy.’
Another said, “He’s more self-aware and better at communicating than any of us…”
And a third added, “Here’s TOP PARENTING.” Please share your secret on how you made this boy so emotionally intelligent.”
The video has even caught the attention of some famous faces.
Actress Busy Phillips shared the clip before singer Meghan Trainor also said, “How old is he???? Can’t wait for my little boy to talk so much haha so sweet.”
Aldie taught adults how to better express their emotions with his eloquent explanation of frustration and anger
The mother-of-two posted a follow-up video a short time late in response to the ‘overwhelming amount of support’
Amelie posted a follow-up video a short time later in response to the “overwhelming amount of support.”
Speaking to the camera with her two children in her arms, she said, “How am I supposed to teach them? It’s actually more communication, I let him express what he thinks and what he feels.
“I give him time, I ask him questions, I give him space to talk, and I don’t rush into telling him how he feels.”
Amelie continued, “I also tell him how I feel. So it is true that children mirror the parents. When we express them and we recognize how we feel, they are encouraged to do so.”
She uploaded the clip along with a caption that read, “We are so overwhelmed with all the love and support! We are thankful for each of you!
“It’s a process of getting them to recognize their emotions, but just continue to communicate with patience, consistency, and honesty. Give them the chance to express themselves.’