My 3 year old girl has an attitude already!!

Chanelle - posted on 11/14/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Wow I would not think that you would need to be concerned with attitude from a 3 year old but I am finding out you do. My daughter has certain clothes she will and won't wear in her dresser and that just floors me!!!

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Beth - posted on 11/17/2008

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My 3 year old will talk to me like I talk to her. If I tell her to do something she doesn't want to do, she'll reply with, "Mommy, you are really making me angry. If you don't listen to me, I'll take your book(or whatever I have) away and you won't get it backl!". We have had MANY discussions on what is big girl talk, and what is "mommy" talk.

Chanelle - posted on 11/17/2008

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I find the answer most of the time is consistency. You have to follow through with your threats. If you say "this is your last warning" Make sure it is the last warning. If you say "Now because you chose to not pick up when you were asked to I am taking away your dress up clothes for the day" then DO IT!!! I found out the hard way that they will test you and if you give in they will not only do the same thing again but maybe even worse.

Joanne - posted on 11/17/2008

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My daughter turned 3 in august of 08, an let me tell ya this little girl got attitude as well. It's crazy. When i warn her about bad behavior and tell her the next step is a time out she keeps it up anyways. An begins to yell. For a while there she was being really good an only got a time out about once a month, Now i find myself giving them twice a day. It sux

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My daughter is the same way she will be three next month and she thinks she is a princess well she kinda is, she is the only girl, some of the things she says and does amaze me because she is so young and little she cracks me up :)

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