My girls have been collecting toys over the last four years( okay, so they are only four) and refuse to get rid of any of their toys.
I have tried reasoning with them- telling them they have outgrown the "baby" toys and we should give them to babies that don't have any toys.
I have tried threatening them- If they don't keep the toys picked up they will go to kids who will take care of them.
I do not want to just go through the toys and get rid of them without them knowing, so how should I do it?
Answer by Scuba at 11:16 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by BisketLiss at 11:15 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:15 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 11:17 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by arenad at 11:20 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:27 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by boobarandbell at 11:13 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
I would take them to a hospital where there are children in need and I would tell them that these children are in bigger need than them and we can give some of their toys for the hospital. OR take them to the church and make the pastor talk to them about donating some of their toys for the church.
If you don't want to talk with churches or hospitals than you can tell to your children that you have a new policy about the toys. They have more than enough and you can't store them anywhere anymore. So if they want to have a new one than they have to give one of theirs instead of it. So one comes one goes.
More evil way: take the toys with you to the restaurant or wherever you go and accidentally loose it. They will cry for a day. And they will ask for another one.
I probably would use any of the first three. We do donate things for the church:)
Answer by adriennfaklya at 11:21 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
I put a huge box in the middle of the floor (for my 5 year old and 3 year old) and tell them that there are plenty of children out there who don't have toys and that they have to decide what to keep for themselves and what to give away. They know that if by the end of it, there isn't any toys in that box, they don't get any new toys. For my 1 year old I just do it myself, she is too young to understand of course, lol. Her outgrown clothes and toys go sit by the curb.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 11:21 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by misses_nick at 11:27 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
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