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how can i get my toddler to stop throwing her food?

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Asked by RazlynnAnne at 12:16 PM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • When she starts to throw the food, tell her that if she does it again, then the meal is over.
    When she does it again, the meal will be over. Stay calm, don't yell, get on with your day.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:17 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Take it away from her. I agree with 'rkoloms'.

    Answer by TheJBug at 1:01 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I agree with rkoloms.

    Answer by geminilove at 2:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I also agree. When the food was thrown, the meal was over.

    Answer by Bmat at 4:48 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Yup, take it away! I read this in a parenting magazine once and was like"Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" Lol!

    Answer by mlregalado at 4:52 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • The minute the child throws food, you take it away. Simple.

    Answer by Mousuke at 7:26 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Agreed. When my kid throws his cup, I take it away. Now he sets it back on the table. We did the same for food, and I don't remember the last time he threw food.

    Answer by kikikiki at 8:31 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Ignore her. Do not keep picking it up. Throwing things and watcing someone pick it up is a game to a toddler and normal behavior. If she keeps throwing food or her cup, take it away until she is ready to act nicely. Do not let her move from the table until everyone is done eating.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • first time she throws it mention that we don't throw food. Second time the meal is over, it gets wrapped and put in refrig. When their hungry again she gets it rewarmed.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:01 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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