my 3 year old son always saying he "cant do it"

Alba - posted on 07/29/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Seens my sister always baby him and he is use to alot of people doing things for him. Its hard for me to show him that he can do things and try

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Alba - posted on 07/30/2014

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With me he nows not to play around i make him do it...my sister leaves with me so at first he use to go to her becuse he knew i was was not going to do it for him and my sister would but i starting to tell her let him do it he need to learn..he as 2 cousins the same age and they do everything without no problem..but he start to understant that if he wanta something he need to him self or at least try

Serene - posted on 07/29/2014

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Hi Alba I have been going through the same thing with my daughter. She is the baby and she is always wanting others to do things for her. Claiming that she can't do it! A few days ago she had a friend over and they were playing and her friend couldn't do a task and my daughter said,"Let me help you, I know how to do it." Had me fooled!!! LoL everything that she claimed she couldn't do she can do. She just wanted MOmmy to do it for her. Lately I haven't done anything that she says she can't do. There are a few fits in between but, when she realized that I wasn't/am not going to do it for her she finds ways to make excuses why she can't do and then eventually if she wants it bad enough, what ever it is she'll get/do her self. I'm starting to realise that it is a game and the more you give in to them the more they feel like they can take control of the situation. LOL you should all stop doing things for him.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/29/2014

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Who is raising the boy? Are you, or are you letting your family?

Tell your sister to quit doing everything for him, and to help him learn to be self sufficient. You do so as well. He won't like it at first, but keep it up, and he'll get it figured out.

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