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Joybelles Thu 20-Sep-07 20:32:01

Help! angry My 2 year old boy takes great delight in depositing his food, item by item, onto the floor either when he's finished, or is just being a pickle. This happens most mealtimes. I've tried everything I can think of - ignored it; said no sternly; taken his food away - to no avail. Any ideas?! It's driving me potty!!hmm Seems to make no difference if DH et moi are eating with him or not.....

NannyL Thu 20-Sep-07 21:35:08

maybe as soon as the 1st thing goes on the floor give him a warning... 'eat your food nicely or get down and be hungry' as soon as the next thing goes on the floor remove him from the table and give him NOTHING except water to the next meal

as soon as he realises its not a joke and that he becomes hungry as a result im sure he will stop

Joybelles Thu 20-Sep-07 22:38:49

Thanks NannyL..... Do you think that he'll understand the threat and make the link? He's only just turned 2smile Would he be too young to understand, or am I just being soft?! blush

NannyL Fri 21-Sep-07 07:56:30

my little charge turned 2 10 days ago and he definitley would

wouldhave done since about june / july i reckon

Joybelles Sun 23-Sep-07 20:37:47

Thanks. Really appreciate your input and his childminder said the same thing. Will grit my teeth, summon up courage and go for it!! xxxxx

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