Very Temperamental 3 year old

Nicole - posted on 06/25/2017 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is normally a very good eater and no more cranky than any other 3 year old, but for the past 3 days she has been a lot more sassy, talks back and throwing fits over the simplest things, won't eat more than a few bites of anything, and I just can't figure out whats going on. Is this normal 3 year old behavior?

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Lintvar85 - posted on 08/21/2017

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For our 2yr and up we did the choice method... You choose to hit you choose to sit or take fav toy. Or even for good things you choose to clean your toys up than you choose to play outside. It really works for them. Also lots of praise for good deeds. Not just bickering. Little kids love to hear they are making good choices :-). And when we make them sit we make them sit in a certain spot facing the wall where they can't see the other children or toys. And always after their right age=time in min go over why they had to sit. So you choose to hit you choose not to sit... Well since you chose to hit you chose to sit. It's always there choice! So they feel in charge. Idk if this will help. Goodluck.

Juni - posted on 06/30/2017

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That is normal. Just simply getting bored with a variety of food can bring a toddler into this tantrum. Have to tried to give other options of food? Maybe more adventurous with the taste or even be creative on how to serve it. When my kids were that age, feeding them in the park or just even in the back yard made the feeding experience differently.

Kelly - posted on 06/27/2017

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Oh yes!! totally normal. I have been through several episodes(several days or week or two) with my now 4 year strong willed son. I have come to think there are certain times he pushes his boundaries more as well as trying hard to assert his independence from me. His latest saying is "now that i'm 4...." Just remember to try to give her her own voice in decisions, some of which you may be doing for her out of habit. She's obviously not in a growth spurt. Does she have all her teeth in yet? 2nd molars?

Take a breath or a walk or have some chocolate!! It'll get better.

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