My 2 year old say Her legs are broken???

Michelle - posted on 01/29/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I know everyone say that 2 year olds always throw fits witch is fine and all but when Destiny wants to be held she uses "I can't walk my leg are broken" and I'm not sure how to deal with it I have tried telling her no there not I have tried picking her up but I don't wanna cave it's almost every day where she does this at least once. Any ideas????

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Feah - posted on 01/30/2013

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I am a big fan of ignoring tantrums and bad behavior like that. So when she caves and her "legs are broken" walk away or continue whatever else you were doing. And when she gets bored of you not playing into her dramatics discuss with her how the behavior is not appropriate. I do not believe you should bargain with tantrums only ever. The behavior is unacceptable and should never be rewarded.

Katrina - posted on 01/29/2013

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My girls would always say "my legs hurt" when we were going for a walk.
When we got to a park/home though, there was a miraculous change and they could run around for hours.
It was just a ploy to try to get carried, so we just stuck to our guns and refused...or we would bargain (walk to the third letterbox etc and we will carry you for a little bit).

If this seems to be what's happening, it's "normal". If she complains of sore legs constantly, (even to the point of not playing and running around) it may be worth getting her checked by a doctor.

Sammantha - posted on 01/29/2013

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if she is like the majority 2 year olds they dont like doctors. when she says this i would say well then we should go to the doctor to get them fixed.

it sounds like she is trying to get attention from you, mabey you should make it a game, and then it would be funner for her.

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