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Old 02-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #11
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I need this too! My kids steal food BAD - but it looks to be stopping a bit so I think it was maybe just a bad faze for our 3 yo. He would hide food in his room and put the wrappers in his dresser - even things like birthday cake!

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Lol, you ladies are funny! I have a child that us having food issues/ feeling desperate about eating to the point that we will be getting him therapy, I think. It is due to some medical issues as a baby, but he has been stealing food. I mostly cook from scratch but the doctor agreed that we need to have some "sometimes" foods in the house to keep him from getting even more desperate about it. But if I walk out, he's stealing it. If I catch him he's crying. It's very hard and sad and I think locking up our sometimes foods might help so that he can't make himself sick. Thanks for the ideas!
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At wal-mart buying donuts and asking to cut in line of course!!!! We had to ask so we could get to the bar before happy hour was over! Besides I told them not to touch it. Geez what else could I do ,it's not like I have time to watch them all the time.
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At wal-mart buying donuts and asking to cut in line of course!!!! We had to ask so we could get to the bar before happy hour was over! Besides I told them not to touch it. Geez what else could I do ,it's not like I have time to watch them all the time.
That's what I thought...no one's got time for proper parenting!
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Lol, you ladies are funny! I have a child that us having food issues/ feeling desperate about eating to the point that we will be getting him therapy, I think. It is due to some medical issues as a baby, but he has been stealing food. I mostly cook from scratch but the doctor agreed that we need to have some "sometimes" foods in the house to keep him from getting even more desperate about it. But if I walk out, he's stealing it. If I catch him he's crying. It's very hard and sad and I think locking up our sometimes foods might help so that he can't make himself sick. Thanks for the ideas!
I would bet if he made himself sick on "sometimes" foods, he would learn quickly not to steal them. Locking up food makes me afraid that you may be setting up your child for food/eating habit problems in the future.
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I would bet if he made himself sick on "sometimes" foods, he would learn quickly not to steal them. Locking up food makes me afraid that you may be setting up your child for food/eating habit problems in the future.
Don't be so quick to judge. I've see more than one Maury/Dr Phil episode where the parents of an obese child were asked why the heck they didn't put a lock on the fridge/pantry.

I used to work at a residential treatment facility for children with mental illnesses and behavioral disorders. Many of our kids came from backgrounds of severe abuse and neglect. They would hoard food to no end. We had to lock the food up or too much went to waste.

Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #20
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Re: Locking up food!

i'd just eat it.

but i'm also 30 weeks pregnant and i do that. a lot. hence my 20lb weight gain.
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