I've ask our pediatrician about this on more than one occasion only to get shrugged off on every occasion. They don't take it seriously. Here's the story. My daughter is very combative. To the point where she'd hurt herself running into traffic if I ever told her not to go near the road. She does things to every family member just to get them mad. I used to think it was attention seeking so I started spending special Mommy Daughter time with her. I'd paint her toenails pink curl her hair, do what ever she wanted but that seemed to only make her behaviour worse. You could tell this child that is she put her clothes in the hamper she'd get a reward. She will go and throw the dirty laundry all over. Then when she got a time out she'd throw a tantrum like she somehow doesn't deserve it. Doing what's asked could benefit her and she'd still rather do the opposite.
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