Is it normal for 5yo to be a hoarder? I swear he will not get rid of anything! This morning i went to put a vase in recycling that I have not used in probably 10 years- its ugly...
as stink and has been in a cabinet. he saw it in the recycling pile and said "thats so pretty you can't throw it out". Then just now when I went to his room to put something away I found the vase hidden behind some toys on his shelf- and I thought dh took it out with the recycling.
Yes, they can have these tendencies, read "The Hoarder In You". You can tell him that it's yours to do with wht you want, you don't like cause it smells, something is wrong with...(more)3-27-2012 10:52am
My 6 yo DS also loves to accumulate "pretty things"...and we let him, for the most part, so that we know we support him (too many signals out there telling him he's wrong to be...(more)3-27-2012 10:54am
aesthetically inclined and we want home to feel like a safe space)...but anyway we do have tough decisions sometimes about what to throw away. Occasionally I chuck something if he hasn't played iwth it in forever, btu I don't ask him first