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This sounds just like my daughter (10 y/o). She has done this for years & I’m still not sure whether it’s true/a worry or if she’s trying to get a reaction– or a combination of both. The article saying that this happens when parents have “developed a dependence on their child to fill their emotional needs” doesn’t really ring true to me. I’m not perfect but don’t depend on my kids for this. When she says it I do tell her I don’t like her saying that and that I do love her but I don’t go overboard with the response. It’s super frustrating and I hate having her worried about this 🙁