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Do your kids have to ask or do they just grab..?

my kids know that everything in my fridge/ kitchen is theirs but they still have to ask..

ive noticed some girlfriends their kids just grab... what about yours?

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mampanda0422

Asked by mampanda0422 at 7:08 PM on Dec. 6, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • LOL, they are 29 and 24 and they still just grab!!! My food is their food, always will be.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 7:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • They have to ask. I don't allow mindless grazing. They can have anything they want unless it's intended for something else like a dinner recipe.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Mine asks first, then if it's OK, she usually gets it if she can reach it.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:10 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • He has to ask first.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 7:13 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • I make mine ask. Only because if I don't, they'll eat stuff that's intended to make lunches or dinners, or they'll finish off something that has enough for everyone (example: enough brownies everyone can have one for dessert, but they'll finish them all). Most of the time, if they ask for something to eat, they get it, because I know they're really hungry. They're so active that I don't have any worries that they'll eat too much and end up overweight.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:14 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • He is to ask first but he often grabs anyway. If I catch him grabbing without asking he is made to put it back and then ask.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 7:30 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • There are things they know they can grab anytime... yogurt, fruit, raw veggies, cheese... stuff like that. And some things they know they need to ask for... sweets & stuff. But they are 6 & 8 too...
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:40 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • They had to ask. Truthfully they had to not touch. They ate 3 meals a day. And snacked when I said it was ok.. They better eat enough at meal time.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:56 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Mine MUST ask! If they got what they wanted when they wanted I would probably be reported for child abuse. They'd be obese! My boys would eat junk all day long if I let them. I think its important for us to monitor what and when they eat at their ages (6 and 2) in order to build healthy eating habits in the future.
    sherrodbull

    Answer by sherrodbull at 8:02 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • My kids know they can have fruit, veggies or yogurt any time of day. Anything else they have to ask.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:12 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

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