Why couldn’t his Mum have actually sat down and had this conversation with him, rather than pay some stranger to talk to him?
PARENTING, YOU SUCK AT IT!
I’m in a bunch of Child Psych courses this year and according to what I’ve read it’s actually a thing that happens where sometimes a parent will tell a kid something, and the kid will blow it off, but then if a complete stranger says the same thing they’ll listen. Like, my mom could tell me every day of the week I need a haircut, and I’ll be like yeah okay whatever, but if my teacher or someone I just met made a comment about my hair I would respond differently. A parent is someone who’s always telling the kid what to do, so sometimes kids just shut parents out. I don’t know what this is from or what happened before hand, but if the mom had been talking to the kid and felt like he wasn’t responding to her, then this is actually a really creative way to get through to him.
^ Reblogging the post again just for this beautiful (and well-thought out) response above, I am glad that you’ve captured the very essence of the scene despite not being familiar with the show. I agree that it was a very creative way to get through it. His Mom, as she always does, talked to him (twice) before hand and so did his friends, but this time it was necessary for him to learn it from someone he didn’t know, because he was convinced that his mother was ‘guilty’ for his oversensitive and emphatetic behaviour. Needless to say, he apologizes with his Mom by the end of the episode and admits that he’s genuinely grateful to her for the way he raised him. Tino (the blonde kid) and his Mom have one of the closest and most beautiful relationship you’ll ever see in a show, so the person who wrote the first message (who’s criticising something without even having watched it) is attacking the wrong show.