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August 2nd, 2009, 09:27 AM
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August 2nd, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Elsa went through this for awhile, and it was sooo frustrating. She used to sneak things like her cookies, m&m's, my make-up, the worst was her paint that she'd sneak upstairs, and would do it either very early in the morning, or very late at night when I was already asleep.

Have you tried a rewards chart? Or giving him something special when he doesn't get into things? I've also told Elsa no dessert when she does something sneaky, basically, I take away something I KNOW she looks forward to. Normally I don't do negative punishment, but when it's something dangerous, and getting into things they shouldn't IS dangerous, then I think a negative punishment is more than appropriate. And I know the only thing that ended her sneakiness was giving her something special when she didn't get into things, and taking away something she looks forward to when she did get into something. It's been over 3 months since I've woke up in the morning to find my make-up smeared all over her room and her face or found empty candy wrappers all over the floor or found paint all over her and all her toys. And her sneakiness did start around the time she was 4.

I hope it gets better, it can be sooo frustrating. It would ruin my whole day sometimes because it always left a mess, not to mention, expensive make-up products were ruined. But the things I mentioned above DID work for her. But you have to be very consistent. When you walk in and see a mess, have him help you clean, and tell him no dessert today, or no sweets, or something else he really, really likes. The more he likes it and looks forward to it, the better it works. When you don't see a mess, or he comes into your bed, reward him and tell him, you earned so and so for being a good boy and coming into my bed like you're supposed to.

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August 2nd, 2009, 11:49 AM
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ahhhh I didnt even think of an awards system!!! Thank you!!!

And like I said, this has been since he could walk, its like it never fully registers in his head that what hes doing is bad, and I have no clue why - but well try this!

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