Elizabeth - posted on 07/23/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My three year old (almost four) daughter will often refuse to even try to do things (like pull up her pants after going potty or picking up something she threw on the floor). She insists that she needs help, even though I'm fairly certain we both know she doesn't.
At this stage, we often force her to do whatever it is by threatening to take away a toy, but it's not abating the behavior, and I'm concerned that it must seem like we punish her all the time because this is quite frequent.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this? Should I be concerned, or is this normal behavior? Should we give in and help her when she insists?