Why does my three-year-old have a leaf collection?
She's filled her entire bedroom, and much of the house, with leaves. If I try clearing them out, she has a tantrum. Why does she do this? How can I get her to stop?
- LoganLv 53 months agoFavorite Answer
Get her a place to put the leaves and leave her to it. Maybe she'll be a botanist one day or something if you encourage this. Maybe she'll grow out of it if you show support for it. Frame the leaves, get her a book or a box to put them in. The more negatively you react the more negatively she'll react in turn. Make an activity out of collecting them and what not. It'll either die off or she'll have a leaf collection.
- PatLv 72 months ago
Repeat after me.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 73 months ago
Why do you want her to stop? She has found something that fascinates her and she enjoys, and you are trying to kill her vibe? You should be encouraging her. Take her to the park and show her different trees, how they grow, what their leaves look like at different stages, show her how animals and birds use trees for their home and food. Try showing her how to press leaves in a book and give her albums to put them in, or help her create a display and show it off in a frame. She obviously loves her passion and you need to help keep her passions going.
- ElsaLv 53 months ago
Well,she clearly likes leaves 😉.
So what is the problem? She may grow to be a great botanist, or however just be very interested in forestery. I am that myself, too.
You may help her making a composition with those leaves and give her a space where keeping them.
You should encourage her with those passions.
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- pit bulls biteLv 73 months ago
likely interested in forestery
- mokrieLv 73 months ago
Show her how to outline a leaf around the edges and then color it in so it's pretty then hang the drawings up on her wall and throw away the leaf. Tell her the leaf won't stay pretty but the drawing will always be pretty.
- Pearl LLv 73 months ago
cause she likes them, maybe you can give her some construction paper to put them on
- BillLv 63 months ago
She's three. You make the rules and enforce them. Tell her she can't keep the leaves in the house and find her a place outside to keep her leaf collection.