My dd is 4 and every time I ask her to do something she makes up an excuse. "My knees hurt," "I don't feel good," "I'm dizzy."
WHAT THE HECK? Anyone have this going on?
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:14 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by proudmom2510 at 5:14 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by mslksdh at 5:17 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 5:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by WildCat73 at 5:52 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
You have a normal healthy child! Congrats! Your daughter has watched and learned how to avoid situations and is exercising some independence. A child her age should be trying to exercise some authority over their person. They are trying the best way they know how. No worries. She watches, listens, learns, and finds an outlet to exercise her control. It sometimes isn't what our children say but how we respond to it. I usually respond by saying, "I know you are tired right now and don't feel like picking up your toys. You may pick up your toys now or can rest for a few minutes and when the timer goes off in five minutes pick up your toys." Giving a choice of two things that are acceptable to me and letting him know I hear what he is saying. While I have never had an issue with him not picking one of the two choices, I am prepared with my back up. Which is if you can't choose I will choose to pick them up and put them
Answer by jessmathews82 at 7:29 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
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