I am a single mother and I have been having the strangest issue with my 4 year old daughter.
My 4 year old is a bright, sunny, happy, carefree child. She is almost the exact emotional opposite as her 9 year old sister.
My 4 year old is not answering questions,
example: this past weekend 2/16, She put her shoes on the end table. I asked her why she put her shoes on the end table. Her answer: Im not supposed to put my shoes on the table. I explained to her that no she isnt supposed to I wanted to know why she did.
I asked again: Why did you put your shoes on the table? Her reply again: because im not supposed to put my shoes on the table - she began crying then, I hugged her and told her she wasnt in trouble I just wanted to know why she did this.
She answers EVERY question like this, she never actually answers a question, she will tell me that she isnt supposed to or she doesnt know why she did it.
Is this normal? Is something wrong with her? Is there something else I could/should be doing?