My stepdaughter (she will be 5 next week) is a brat. And yes it is my husband's fault! No matter what I tell her to do she cries. For example, I tell her go put your shoes on - she cries. I say its time to get a bath - she cries. I can say its time to get up and get dressed for church - she cries. Why? Because I told her to do all these things and not her father. When he tells her the exact things - NO TEARS! I believe its a control mechanism she uses. What do you think?