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Is this normal?

The almost 3 year old I babysit cannot say or do anything without me responding. He'll just keep saying or doing it until I respond. I have my own 2 1/2 year old plus his 14 month old sister so it's not practical for me to sit there all day and say yes that it a truck. Yes I saw you jump. He seems to have no concept of the other 2 needing attention. If either of the other 2 get attention he tries to steal it by doing whatever they do. Even getting hurt. And if I'm reading a story and the baby gets hurt he gets mad that I have to stop the story. He gets equal attention to my son. Of course the baby gets more them. But he wants all the attention all the time.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • for a 3yo, ya

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:12 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I think it is perfectly normal for a 3 yr old. I have a 4 year old that constantly says "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy"...even if I am looking right at her and watching what she is doing..I have to verbally respond to her before she is satisfied.

    Answer by LoveMyKids0203 at 9:24 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Yes, that behavior is perfectly normal.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 9:32 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • it is normal @ that age. my son is 5 and does that alot he was diagnosed with ADHD, but im pretty sure its normal for all kids that age. my 2yearold does it also

    Answer by pookysmommy at 9:41 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • yup, normal. My 3.5 yr old does it sometimes. I have her, a 7 month old & I watch my 3 month old nephew. She's usually pretty good, but sometimes gets jealous. Isn't it fun?

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:40 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • yeah normal... my 3 year old gets "owwas" when wher 2 year old sister does... heck she even asked the DR to give her a shot because her lil sis needed one! ha!

    Answer by asil at 6:41 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Yes, that behavior is perfectly normal. My little one is doing this too!

    Answer by Goodniteandgo at 11:52 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Yup, 100% normal.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 6:35 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

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