My dd is 2.5 & recently she has started saying "I can't" about EVERYTHING! She cant throw away her trash. she can stop jumping on the bed. she cant draw. she cant cant cant....
So did your kid go through a "I cant" phase? And how long till this ends! And advice on it?
I try telling her on stuff i know thats difficult to keep trying. dont give up. you can do anything! but i know the " i cant " has nothing to do with her ability its just another phase..
Answer by luckysevenwow at 4:02 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 3:56 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 3:59 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Bearsjen at 6:20 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by kclick213 at 6:51 PM on May. 8, 2009
I can't remember when my daughter started doing that, but she was around that age. She's almost 6 now & she still pulls it. We do not accept "I can't" Firstly, you don't know you can't because you haven't tried. If you have tried, then you need to say "I need help". If she says "I can't" to something ridiculous, like when I tell her to get dressed or draw a mermaid for her Grampa's birthday, I tell her to "get real", or "that's a load of bull crap & you know it". I roll my eyes in a very exaggerated way & make her laugh. She knows she can do it, she's just being a drama queen. Call her out on it now. Either way, it won't stop. It's just how you handle it that will determine if she just throws out a staple "I can't before she does everything, or if she spirals into fits of despair. You gotta love them girls!
Answer by carlye828 at 7:10 AM on May. 9, 2009