UPDATE- bedtime snack/sneaking food???

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Registered: 06-10-2004
UPDATE- bedtime snack/sneaking food???
Tue, 09-07-2004 - 2:33pm

OK I need advice again!

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Tue, 09-07-2004 - 5:01pm

And here you thought the Grand Canyon was a big hole.

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Registered: 07-29-2004
Mon, 09-13-2004 - 9:02am
well there are always those fridge, cupboard and freezer locks. LOL I have a girlfriend who's daughter did this EXACT same thing. It wasn't really that she was hungry, but she was not completely sleepy and bored. It's a VERY bad habit to eat at night. It would be my choice (if I had this issue) to follow her example and lock up the kitchen if need be. Her daughter was not overweight, but there was NO WAY she was hungry. Sometimes kids just need the strictness. She ended up investing in the locks and it was a tough time for a while. (They actually ended up installing a door to the kitchen and having a deadbolt put on). I'm not sure what the answer, but after our bedtime snack the kitchen is closed and our kids are punished (and yes even spanked if it goes that far) if they break the rule.
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Registered: 08-02-2003
Tue, 09-14-2004 - 12:32pm
We moved all snacking foods to the far end of the kitchen which borders my office where I use my computer. That stopped that quick. We also make sure after dinner that he runs off all sorts of energy outside so that when he goes to bed he's too tired to try to get up and sneak a snack. Though occassionally I do still find bits and pieces in his room, but I think that's sneaking the forbidden snacks (the DH and I have a weekend movie night stash)on Saturday mornings before Mom and Dad get up. ;)