I have a few in my class, and yes they are 3 which could be the age I know, who are so stubborn. Do children become stubborn because they are spoiled at home? And how do you handle a situation like that? Eg. You tell the child to put their shoes on and they lay down and throw a fit and then say mommy, or daddy, I want my daddy or mommy. When you know darn well they can put these shoes on you have seen them do it a billion times. I have heard teachers say well I am going throw them in the garbage then if you don't put them on. I do not want to use that phrase. I have ignored the fit and when they get up to go do something I will tell them again you need to put your shoes on first. I will tie them when you get them on. And they go back int their fit.