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how can i get my 5 yea old

to bring everything back when she leaves the house, most importantly her jackets and cups!

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Asked by courtneycra at 10:31 AM on Dec. 8, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (4)
  • Maybe ask the teach to remind her and maybe all the kids to grab everything they took to school. I am sure at 5 yrs old it is common. Or remind her to put it in her backpack and let her know that's why you bought her a backpack for school.

    Answer by Msshe at 10:34 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Make a game out of it. For every item she brings back she gets two points when she reaches one hundred points do something special for her. Just an idea.

    Answer by bseastrand at 10:44 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Natural cup=no drink for tomorrow, she'll have to use the drinking fountain. And no jacket=no recess or outdoor play. She will probably start remembering.

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:21 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • I agree on the natural consequences. children have to learn those things in order to learn to remember.

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:23 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

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