Me: "Pick up the Lego".
My son: "No, you help me" ("help" here means "you do it").
Me: "Get your T-shirt off for the bath"
My son: "You do it!".
We all started programming at some point, and I appreciate that it's difficult. But just like a 3.5year old needs to LEARN to get dressed, pick up toys, etc, someone who is in school or such trying to get excercises done needs to learn how to "think" programming. Not trying is not an option.