A simple but powerful message from a 6-year-old girl named Tiana to her divorced parents is going viral, and it’s easy to see why.
Mom Sherry posted the video on Facebook, saying she was stunned with her daughter’s reaction to a fight she had with her ex, so she began videotaping her to hear more. “I just want us all to be friends” is Tiana’s main message. It’s peppered with sweet advice that everyone can take to heart, such as, “I think you can settle your mean heights down a little to short heights,” she says.
The whole thing is simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking. Watch for yourself.
Definitely one that makes you stop and think, right? It’s amazing she’s able to put her feelings into words like that at such a young age.
Experts urge divorcing parents to not fight in front of the kids and to keep things as positive as possible for them. Still, it’s hard when there’s so much animosity and emotion to always remember and act accordingly in the moment. Tiana’s advice, however, is a pretty stark reminder of just how important it is to keep trying, though.
The video ends on such a perfect note. “I just want everything to be as good as possible. Nothing else.” Out of the mouths of babes, indeed.