Jennifer - posted on 07/12/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
So I have 7 year old twins a boy and a girl and a 5 year old little boy. We moved in with my boyfriend 4 months ago. Since we have the twins have completely forgotten every single rule that has ever been put down for them! They started out by pushing my boyfriends buttons, and now they intentionally push mine! We go over the exact same thing day in and day out. They know they are not allowed in the fridge or the cupboard, if they want something to eat all they have to do is ask. Since we are on a food budget, it really hurts the whole family when they eat food needed to prepare meals. I have tried talking to them, grounding them, explaing what it is they are really doing when they get in to all this food, we have even put locks on the cupboards and even tied an extention cord around the fridge to keep them out, and yet every day its the same thing, they will wait untill I am in the bathroom or in the shower, taking out the trash or switching the laundry if i even leave the room for 5 minutes they get in to the fridge and cupboards and take food back to their rooms! I just dont know what to do anymore, nothing we seem to do is getting through to them, they say they have learned their lesson but the next day its the same old thing. Is there any one out there that can give any helpful ideas or advice? Please!