At this age children will question everything and push their boundaries.
You still need to manage everything about their asthma, but they may question why they need more inhalers/medicine and sometimes they won’t be cooperative because they are too young to fully understand.
Children at this age need to have an instant reward or consequence for their behaviour. They won’t remember a few moments after why you are annoyed with them for not talking the inhalers.
Parents often have to be creative in finding ways to get children to take their medicine or inhalers. Some choose to make it into a game or get the child to practice using a favourite toy. Using positive rewards can help. Try using stickers so the child collects stars or similar on their daily chart when they have taken their medicine or inhaler. Give a reward and lots of praise when they have completed the task but avoid giving sweets. Try giving the child a choice of what game or activity they want to do after the medicine.
Sometimes children fight against taking inhalers. If you are having difficulty getting your child to take any inhalers you could try a technique called clinical holding. This technique can be challenging as you are setting parental boundaries which are important. If you need advice , see your practice nurse, GP or pharmacist.