3-year-old Mateo doesn’t see why he can’t have a cupcake for dinner, especially since he ate his lunch. Mateo’s mother, Linda Beltran — whom Mateo calls “Linda” or “honey”, threatens to spank the boy simply because he won’t listen to her.
“Linda, honey, just listen to me,” says little Mateo, who makes the argument that he would get his cupcake if he were at his grandma’s house. Beltran says her son calls her Linda when he’s “very serious” and he wants to make sure she’s listening to him.
This is a classic example of a single mother who substitutes her son for her boyfriend.
This is not cute behavior. It is very poor parenting and will lead to problems later on.
Watch the video after the break.