My daughter who is 2 1/2 is going through this phase, and says it all the time.
Is it normal?
Did your LO go through this, if so how lond did it last and how did you approach it?
Answer by m-avi at 6:02 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by CraftingMama at 6:02 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
1) allow extra time for everything... if you are not in a hurry you will be more likely to have the patients to wait until she does it herself
2) break things down into smaller steps. In stead of telling her to brush her teeth, break it down when she says "I cant". first put the toothpaste on the brush, then brush the top teeth, then the lower, then the tongue...etc.
3) give choices... when she says "I cant get dressed"... ask her do you want to put your top on first or your bottoms. Dont even acknowledge the "I cant"
4) make things fun. "I cant put my toys away".... do you want to do it to music? do you want to do it backwards (she has to walk backwards the whole time"? do you want to do it like a doggie? be creative.
but dont acknoldge the "I cant" just redirect by breaking it down, giving choices, and making it fun.
Answer by sahlady at 6:06 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:36 PM on Mar. 7, 2011