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DD is five and she melts down when asked to clean up, too. It is probably 90% me and 10% her effort at this point. I try to give very specific tasks like putting all of the Polly's back into their basket. And I have to do a crazy amount of encouraging "You can do it! You are doing great!"

It feels ridiculous, but maybe she really is worried about putting things away "wrong"--I don't know why. Or maybe she just likes the attention.