My child likes to throw away silverware: Advice?

Does anyone have a child that just loves to throw away silverware? Every kid divider plate I had, they are all gone. Or just act out in general for no reason? Making messes, a toddler would make, knowing the face he knows better? I don’t understand! I guess he is acting out because of the baby coming? This is all new to me. I am not sure how to deal with this unusual behavior. I make time for them, and nothing is fixing it. He is five, by the way. I am really trying I am just at such a loss. Anyone else experiences this with their oldest with a new baby coming? When his sister was coming hews a baby, so he was fine he didn’t understand.

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Mine are almost all teenager and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve replaced silverware. He is 5. Kids that age act out to see what they can get by with. IMO is normal even more so with a new baby coming. Just keep working with him. It will get better.

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I did for a little bit. When the divider plates were gone the food touched. Normally solved my kids issue. If you threw silverware away you just had a plastic fork next meal. Frustrating yes but completely normal. Its a phase. Dont buy new and tell him no. If he keeps it up time out every time. Seems like a lot but he will get the message.

Give him paper.plates.and.disposable eating utensils.

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Sounds like the kid needs some paper plates and disposable silverware.

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My kid threw away his entire almond butter and jelly sandwich tonight. :woman_shrugging:t3::expressionless::expressionless::expressionless: mostly it’s just a toddler thing- I would use disposable for a while

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I get ours from Sam’s club. Nothing fancy just metal but theres like 40 of each. I quit asking where they were going.

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My 15yr old and 4yr old twins all do it.

Repetition is their middle name.

Been there. Just buy lots of forks🤷🏼‍♀️

No more nice cutlery. Only plastic until they stop.

Make him part of that baby. Bring him to an appt where he can here the heartbeat. Let him tell the baby good nite that kind of stuff let him pick out a stuffed animal and bring it to the hospital when you deliver. Punish him for the bad behavior, a time out chair facing the wall. He will learn just takes time

Get the plastic silverware that looks real

Defining bounds and consistent correction. Conversation about acceptable behavior when he is calm.

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Sit him down and say we wash our silverware if you have a dishwasher involve him in putting the Silverware in the dishwasher if you don’t have one teach him to put the silverware in the sink maybe he doesn’t understand where this should go