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Old 02-20-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question 3 y old throws food on the floor

My 3 y old dd push plate of food she doesn't like on the floor. How can I stop this behavior?

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Old 02-20-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: 3 y old throws food on the floor

When she does that take away her food and she's done for that meal. Do that a few times and she'll quit putting it on the floor. She won't starve - kids will eat when they are hungry.

Don't make a fuss about it - don't yell or have a fit. Just calmly take it away and say that's it.

Old 02-21-2006, 07:07 AM   #3
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Re: 3 y old throws food on the floor

I agree. You could also make her pick it up off of the floor.

Old 02-22-2006, 10:56 AM   #4
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Re: 3 y old throws food on the floor

We have the same problem with our 2.5-year old son. We take the food away, and make him pick up what he dropped. I don't know if the method works, but he does seem to be doing it less. Maybe he's getting more mature.

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