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Doctors commonly refer to this age as the "terrible twos." This is because children at this age commonly are stubborn and since they learn to speak they say no to everything. As a parent, although it is easy to lose your patience, the best way to approach this is to keep calm.
- When your daughter is misbehaving explain to her what she is doing is wrong. By explaining at least she becomes aware if she doesn't listen the first time she will soon realise her actions are inappropriate.
- If she acts stubborn, do not give into her demands. Remember you are the parent. It is easy to give your daughter what she needs to make her feel better and resolve the situation. But this does not solve anything. By her not receiving attention all the time she will learn that she is not the one who calls the shots in the house.
- When she does something wrong make her take a time out or cut down activities she likes. For example, take away TV time, play time, or dessert time at dinner. This way she will learn that there are consequences to her actions.
-Allow her to play with children her age that way she will learn how to interact and see how other children behave towards their parents.
It is best to remain persistent in your approach and make sure you are patient. Do not let her control the situation, find peaceful ways to make her understand.