Show Notes for Thursday, February 08, 2024


Dear John,

What do I do with my son? My sweet little four-year-old has turned into a dumpster-diving scavenger and he just won't stop. Well, not dumpsters exactly. But it's bad. He scrapes gum from under tables in restaurants - and chews it. He looks for half-empty bottles of juice in the street - and drinks it. He goes through trash cans looking for anything he can eat. It's not like he's hungry. He eats well. It's just that he's disgusting. Why is he attracted to this garbage? My husband says to not worry about it and he'll pass through this "phase". But isn't there something I should do about it?


Mortified Momma

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