My 4.5 year old son loves to build and create things, but he loathes deconstructing any of his treasured creations. Train tracks and Lincoln Logs can keep him occupied creatively for a long time, but when he is told to clean up after a few hours, he loses it, crying that "Real builders don't have to put their buildings away!!!" It's a combination of not wanting to undo his work AND that there is a lot to clean up. At this point the building toys are put away for a week, and he doesn't even ask for them. However, the behavior is not improving. Am I doing the right thing?
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