Over the last year, we have had our ups and our downs with everything. Their therapist and I have been trying to work through the food hoarding and stealing and we think that we have found what is working.
With my trusty Cricut Machine and vinyl that I picked up from www.PickYourPlum.com
I added names to the sides of plastic shoe boxes. These are the SNACK BOXES!!! Each child gets 15 snacks added to it on Sunday night. They can choose to eat them all in one day, or keep them for all week. The very first day, Breckin at 8 snacks, but soon came to realize that he only had 7 for the rest of the week. The girls are pretty smart. They will eat some of their snacks and then put back what they don’t eat for later.
Now, the first thing that the boys do when they get home from school is ask if they can have a snack… and they know what box is theirs!
We have been experimenting with this for 3 weeks and we have seen no other food hoarding or stealing for that time. YEAH!!!