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    And kids understand cause/effect and consequences from a young age (9-12mths). I tend to be easy going till 2yo with tidying up. Then I get fully major cranky pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    I'm also super strict with food, I just cannot stans having food around the place &the idea of ants or mice.... ugh! One missed crumb on the carpet, & we will have a massive ant trail the next day. I've always enforced eating at the table or bench only, or outside. I hate when friends and families kids come over & walk arouns dropping food as they go, and smooshing it into the floor. I say 'oh we eat at the table' & then look to the parent to ask their child to eat at the table. If the parent doesnt enforce it, I have to let it go, but gahhh it drives me batsh!t crazy!

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    Agh yes! I have friends like that. Drives me bonkers. And then they come over and ask why / how my house is so clean with 3 kids in the house?! Ummm because I don't let them run around with food! Hopefully I won't need to eat my words... DD is only 9 months old. DSS was almost 4 when he moved in so I haven't dealt with the 1-3 year old stage yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Agh yes! I have friends like that. Drives me bonkers. And then they come over and ask why / how my house is so clean with 3 kids in the house?! Ummm because I don't let them run around with food! Hopefully I won't need to eat my words... DD is only 9 months old. DSS was almost 4 when he moved in so I haven't dealt with the 1-3 year old stage yet.
    You won't have to. Just be consistent and firm. Remove the food if the kiddos wander away from the table. Sit with them and eat- make it an important part of family time.

    Consistency consistency and consistency.

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    I throw it out. Including my husbands ****.

    I'm not a Slave. It's not hard to pack stuff up!

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    I'm not a slave" is something I have been saying a lot lately !

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    How frustrating! Could your husband help out?

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    My kids are often messy but what I do is have a few large containers in their rooms and just store all the mess in them, then when I (or they) are up to it we put everything back in it's correct spot, maybe that same day or it could be in a few weeks. When people come to visit at least it's quick to just throw everything in the containers and hide them lol

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    Also could you give your child something that he CAN take apart? So instead of taking all the toys, books, DVDs off the shelves give him a special section/room etc in the house or the shed or somewhere he can go nuts lol


 

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