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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • We have regular scheduled meals and a snack each day. Unless a meal is going to be late we do not offer extra snacking, even if they ask. They eat every 3-4 hours that they are awake... if they are hungry in between it is because they chose to be picky at meal time and did not eat enough.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:36 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Mine are adults now, but they had to ask. Otherwise they would have eaten nothing but junk......and my grocery bill, which was already outrageous with 3 boys would have been triple .....
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:48 AM on Dec. 7, 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...

    That's how it works here, too.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:58 PM on Dec. 7, 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

  • He has to ask first.
    kmath

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

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