Why Do We Refer to Ourselves in the Third Person When We Talk to Our Kids?

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I’m guilty of calling myself “Mommy” when talking directly to my kids. Instead of saying, “I’ll get that for you,” I say, “Mommy will get that for you.” I call it Jimmy Talk in honor of a character inΒ a classic episode of the show “Seinfeld.” Are you a Jimmy Talker, too? Β Here’s why I think we do it.

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