toys toys toys everywhere!!!

Meagan - posted on 01/14/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Im a sahm. My son is 33months. Only child,only grandchild. And first boy to my side of family. So he is extremely spoilt with toys. By my side of the family. He is not in daycare. I NEED HELP! He refuses to pick his toys up afta playing with it. At 3am stepping on a lego is not nice. I help him. Show him. Dad ends up doin it coz he jus wnta to gt the nagging ova and done with. I on the other hand during the day culd go up to 2hours asking him to pick his toys up. So today iv packed 3 big bags full of toys and left it outside. The rest are in cupboards. Wat am i doin rong? Please help me to help my son understand that he needs to pick his toys uo when daddy and i ask him. We hav a daily routine in place. Befor nap time id like for us to pick some toys up. Wen he wakes up he can play again. Bt it needs to b picked up befor dad gets home. Did i make the rite choice to take away his toys? :( He has a security/comfort toy. Shuld i take that away if he doesnt listen? He is very very very attached to it. Wil i b doin more harm by taking it away?

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Meagan - posted on 01/14/2015

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Lol. "Yes mommy". . . Thats something my mom wuld say:). Atleast now im aware that its ME and NOT HIM thats the problem. Im scared he ends up being a spoilt brat that jus expect dad and i to pick up after him, that i forget to c the beauty in our home looking like a bom hit it. As iv said befor MY ISSUE! So now timw for hugs kisses and apologisies to my lil man.

Michelle - posted on 01/14/2015

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You keep going with it but don't "punish" him if he doesn't do it like you expect it to be done if you had done it.
It will eventually become second nature for him to tidy up but it's a very long "training" process (as in years).
The main thing is to let him be a child, they are young for such a short time so enjoy it while you can and stop trying to get him to grow up so fast.

Meagan - posted on 01/14/2015

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Thank you. I guess i am being to hard on him. Its MY issue not his. If he mess with food or juice he actually wants to clean it up or he cleans up befor we can even gt to it. So i thought he does understand the concept. At what age shuld we start implenting he tidy up after himself? I feel so so so bad nw

Michelle - posted on 01/14/2015

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For starters, he's still young and he doesn't understand the concept of cleaning up! You are asking way too much for him to tidy up after himself on his own.
What I suggest is only have a few toys at a time that he can play with and pack the rest away. Rotate them every month or so, that way he thinks he has new toys but not too many to make a huge mess that he doesn't know where to start when you are asking him to tidy up.
You need to make sure you give children chores suited to their age and harping on about tidying up won't get you anywhere.

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