Chocolate or No chocolate!

Sherry - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My eldest daughter is 2 years old, we just of course had trick or treat this past Sunday and lately every time I have given her a little bit of chocolate she's always in the mood to tell me No, I don't want to, or she's hitting her sister who's 1 and thinks it's funny. I have tried just about everything and nothing works. If I dont give her the chocolate i just hear this annoying thing of mommy chocolate all day until her dad gets home lol Should I give her the chocolate and just disaplin her somehow for not listening or should I just ban her from chocolate all together?

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Karen - posted on 11/06/2010

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It sounds as though the chocolate is the root of the bad behaviour. We had to stop chocolate altogether with our daughter because it affected her behaviour. Not giving in was difficult, pleading and wanting all day. I would try and stick to saying no, if you can or you could try dipping some fruit in a little chocolate, say a half a slice of apple, that way she is getting a healthy option, and just lessen the amount of chocolate each time, so you are weaning her off wanting it and she will ask for apple eventually. Our daughter now prefers fruit!! We also had the same with fruit squash drinks; especially orange.

Stephanie - posted on 11/06/2010

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if you give her some only give it for good behavior and if shes bad she gets none. hopefully that will help her learn ab right and wrong and consequenses also

Dora - posted on 11/05/2010

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I would try to use it as part of a reward system if she likes chocolate that much. She is now 2yrs old so you can start with teaching her to clean up her toys little by little after she is done playing. When she is done give her a small piece of cholocate. You can also use it for potty training if she isn't quite potty trained yet.

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I told my son that he could have one treat from his Halloween pumpkin each day and that's his dessert after lunch. But, that's it. No more and he knows I won't give in. Any inappropriate behavior before or after that requires discipline. I wouldn't hesitate to throw the candy away if the behavior didn't stop. Sounds like your daughter is definitely trying to wear you down in order to get her way. Don't give in. Tell her that she's had her one piece of chocolate and can't have more until tomorrow. If she keeps annoying you send her to her room.

Carisa - posted on 11/04/2010

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I also give my kids their candy after meal time, and only if they have eaten enough real food. As hard as it is, don't give in. I would also punish her if the whining gets too bad. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 11/04/2010

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I wouldn't give it to her just to make her be quiet because then you would be creating a monster. I give my kids a treat after dinner. Right now it's Halloween candy. They know when to expect it and so it's easier for me!

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