Attitudes are forming at this stage. Mannerisms are starting to set in and limits will be tested. At this point, I am grateful that teaching Miss Em to say "No thank you." was a priority for her vocabulary. When a picky three year old says "I don't want it!" to almost every other thing u offer her, it starts to sound a little rude. The whine that comes with those four little words is still a shock. Well it was important to remind her "When we don't want something we say, no thank you." became my response. Now everyday she's learning something new. I even see her helping me remind her sisters to use their manners too. Start using no thank you and talk the way that is expected from the child, too and around the child.
Children have different temperaments and every child is an individual. They all express themselves differently with their own personalities. Watching the transformation from baby to toddler, toddler to child, child to teenager, is a blessing. I've truly been blessed to be able to watch all my children meet their first milestones!