When my girl was 3, I actually thought 2 wasn't that bad, lol. This is the age of learning independence. They usually start testing boundaries and seeing what kind of reaction they can get from you. Depending on the mischeif she is causing, if you set a consequence, follow through on it or she won't take you seriously. Example: My son who is 4 refused to pick up his toys. I said he can either pick up his toys himself or I will, but if I have to do it he won't be able to take them out the rest of the day. He choose me, so he didn't take out the toys the rest of the day. To see if he understood why I asked him if he knew why. He said because I didn't put them away myself. So, the next day.......he cleaned up himself.
at 9:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2009