Preschooler's Angry Tone Of Voice
My almost 4 year old has over the past six months started adopting the tone of voice I use when my sons are way out line inside the house (ie. when they blatantly break household rules, physically fight with each other, etc). I don't use it often, but my sons know that when I break out that voice that I mean business.
My youngest has now picked up on it, and now uses it on his six year old brother and myself to try to get his way, or to admonish his older brother when he's done something to him. I've told him repeatedly that he can't admonish me or his brother using "that voice", that only adults can use it. To my dismay, he has been using that voice everywhere, with his peers at preschool, with strangers, anyone who he sees is threatening him in some way.
I know most will think that this is a "sow what you reap" type of situation. However, I am not about to give up my firm tone of voice when my children break the rules. Has this happened to you, and how did you deal with it?