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A lot of parents have a tendency to speak to their kids about themselves in the 3rd person... ‘mummy is very happy’, ‘daddy got really mad’, ‘you made mummy upset’, ‘you made daddy really proud’ and so on.

And yet here is the funny thing - NO ONE did this EVER before they had kids! We would never talk to adults this way; I would never say to my husband, ‘Mette is going shopping’...

So let’s start with illeism and what it is? Illiesm is the act of referring to oneself in the third person instead of the first person and is sometimes used in...