My three year old son is constantly raiding my kitchen.
It drives me batty. I swear to you not 15 minutes go by during the day when he doesn't ask for something to eat. If I say no, or ask him to wait a while he freaks out. And then, as soon as I am not looking he sneaks into the fridge or cupboard for a snack. I try to make sure that any junk is out of his reach and have even resorted to putting a lock on my pantry door. But he still gets into the fridge or climbs on the counter to get at food. If I catch him taking food after I have already told him no, he has a meltdown.
He is not starving. He eats three meals every day and I do give him plenty of healthy snacks in between. I am an emotional eater, I eat when I am bored. And now I am already worried that that is what he is doing.
What else can I do? Is this normal?