Three-year olds are beginning to assert their independence. They are learning that they can control their environment and people around them in certain ways. Although you may have heard of the phrase “Terrible Two’s,” more often than not, a young child’s “attitude” may more often show up or at least show up differently at the age of three.
I love young kids. They are so precious. But this is a very critical time in their lives when their brains, behaviors and habits are developing rapidly. They are very impressionable. Also, each child is different and it takes individualizing your parenting skills to each particular child in order to help your child be the best them they can be.
Oftentimes, a three-year-old’s “attitude” and stubbornness may become worse when they are the baby of the family. It’s easy to want to give in to your toddler and to make sure the bigger kids make her happy, too. She is so cute and precious and, of course, no one wants to hear her throw a fit, either.