My seven-year-old and my six-year-old are stealing food. For example: this morning they ate an entire box of cereal between the two of them and said they were full. Not five minutes later they were caught hiding in their closet with another full box of cereal that they stole from the shelf and opened. I do not limit them at meals. If they want seconds or thirds they get it. (And before anyone says anything my children not obese or even close to being overweight). They even steal from their younger siblings' plates. My husband and I have tried every form of discipline we can think of to no avail. Has anybody been here? Any suggestions or ideas? Bashing and judging will be ignored thanks.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on May. 28, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by lilangilyn at 7:55 PM on May. 28, 2011
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Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:25 PM on May. 28, 2011
If my children were sneaking food from the pantry, I would let them know that if they are hungry to just ask. I would not consider them stealing food since the food is in their home. I have twins who are seven when they are hungry they don't even need to ask my permission to have a snack. I have a drawer in the refrigerator with string cheese, yogurt, fruit cups, fresh fruit my boys know if they want a snack those are what they are allowed to have between meals.
Answer by mommiedear at 8:14 PM on May. 28, 2011
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