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    Default What would you do if your son was constantly whining for new Lego?

    Recently, my 4yo son was sick for a week so stayed home from kinder and all other activities. We played lego for a week straight. We even went and bought a new lego each with the deal that there'd be no more new lego until his birthday. We had a great time.

    Now he is better and back at kinder but whenever we pick him up from kinder he has a mini meltdown or whines for half an hour asking for new lego. He doesn't want to go to playgroups or outings because he just wants to play lego.

    He knows he will get more lego for his birthday in one month but he wakes up in the morning whining for new lego.

    What to do??!

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    Tell him no more Lego till his birthday and then try to distract him. And then go slowly crazy when it doesn't work. Wish I had the answer for you. DS1 is currently asked for an electric car - not a hope in he'll but he just won't shut up.

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    Stand your ground- no more lego until his b'day despite how much he asks for it.
    Kids love to drive their parents bat sh!t crazy with their repetitive requests but just think, the more you give in, the more he will push and push in future requests.

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    Just keep being consistent.

    No more Lego till his birthday. It's annoying but eventually he'll get it, or enough time will have passed and it'll be his birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javic View Post
    Recently, my 4yo son was sick for a week so stayed home from kinder and all other activities. We played lego for a week straight. We even went and bought a new lego each with the deal that there'd be no more new lego until his birthday. We had a great time.

    Now he is better and back at kinder but whenever we pick him up from kinder he has a mini meltdown or whines for half an hour asking for new lego. He doesn't want to go to playgroups or outings because he just wants to play lego.

    He knows he will get more lego for his birthday in one month but he wakes up in the morning whining for new lego.

    What to do??!
    I'd simply tell him every time he whines for new lego you're going to take some of the lego he already has away and give it to someone else. And yes I'd follow through with it.

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    Is it possible that he doesn't understand the concept that his birthday is in a month? I don't know many 4 year olds that would understand that timeframe.

    Is it worth trying a countdown calendar like you have at Christmas so he can visually see how many sleeps until new Lego?

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    I know this sounds harsh but I'd be telling him if he keeps asking he's not getting Lego for his birthday! I'd explain why it is important to wait until his birthday and why it's important to listen to you. I would give him a three strikes rule with the explnations though!

    If you are after something less strict I would take away his existing Lego for the day. But make sure you leave it somewhere visible but can't be accessed.(bear in mind any safety issues with climbing and potential injuries though if he tries to retrieve it! ) three strikes and he needs to wait until his birthday to get it back

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    I think the issue is not so much new Leo but the time you spent with him because of the Lego.
    My oldest now 6 still does it.
    New toy gets him more daddy time.
    If you think it is just the new Lego five him pictures of what he can make with that Lego. They make so many different things.

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    My husband took him out bowling today - and guess what they came home with!!?? I am very disappointed in my hubby! Supposedly, ds said he won't whine anymore. We will see!
    Thanks for the suggestions all! Love the idea about the calendar and number of sleeps, and the one about showing him other things to build. Great ideas!!

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    Grrr husband. A big of consistency would be nice.

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