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Registered: ‎07-15-2013
I want I want I want...

My stepson will be 7 in September and I am having a difficult time with him always asking for new toys. He asks multiple times a day. He will even go as far as to ask if he has been good today, if you say yes then he follows it up by asking if he can get a "special treat" aka: a new toy. I fully recognize that this behavior was created by my husband before I was in the picture. I'm sure he loved indulging his three year old with little trinkets but it's gotten out of hand and we both recognize that it needs to stop. I can't blame my stepson because he has learned to expect these things. But I need to know the best way for my husband and I to change our behavior to curb this problem. How do we handle these situations in a way that gets it to stop.