DD has always been super stubborn and independent, basically since birth. Everyone out there with stubborn children knows what I am talking about...you have to attack an issue from the side, you have to give choices and options, you have to make them feel in control a bit, or everything is a battle.
In the past year, it's been much better, probably with age. The listening has improved, tantrums are way down, bedtime goes ok. But, whenever I have a direct request of her to do something, the answer is always "No, mama, in a minute, after I play with my doll, watch this TV show, paint this picture." But she doesn't want a minute, she wants like 45 minutes. It's usually when I am trying to get out the door, morning stuff, like getting her boots on, brushing her hair, eating her breakfast. I seriously have to give a countdown, repeatedly repeat the countdown, then threaten, then yell. I am kind of out of answers. So is DH, who is way more patient than me.
Anyone have a child that must be in control at all times? How do you handle it? I thought all of my tips and tricks were working, but not in the past month!