My SS lives with us 4 days out of the week. I pick him up from school on Thursday and I take him back to school on Monday so he's here most of the week. Well he wanted to see my inlaws and spend some time with them. About two months ago we had the talk with them about sugar and how my SS doesn't need to have that much because it speeds his heart rate up and makes him feel bad. We go pick him up yesterday after only being there for 2 1/2 hours! He's sitting on the couch with a plate in his lap of raw cookie dough. My mouth dropped appearently and she said, Oh don't worry. The last batch he ate had been cooked! I asked him how many he had had.. and he said, I've had about 9 or 10 cookies and about 11 spoonfuls of cookie dough. THEN I look over and his kool aid drink had about 6 CM of sugar sitting at the bottom of the glass! I know grandparents like to spoil grandchildren, but isn't this a little much? ........Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Relationships
Answer by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by ria7 at 10:28 AM on Oct. 5, 2009
Hmm Spoiling is one thing, That is putting his health at risk period .There is ample evidence that excessive sugar can have serious effects .To me there is a respect issue Just because they are the Grandparents does not give them a Right to overrule your parenting choices .I would tell them if you continue then no more unsupervised visits
Answer by CSRodriguez at 10:36 AM on Oct. 5, 2009
That is abuse in my eyes. My parents know they are not to give my kids sugar or processed foods. If they cannot follow that they can come here to my home to see them. My mom thought it was not right but she agreed. She commented on how much better behaved my kids are over my nieces and nephews who eat a steady diet of sugar and crap. She feeds all the grand kids healthy stuff when they are at their home now and loves how much more calm the kids are and better behaved.
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
I would let the in-law's know that they ruined the entire weekend with their immature attitude and I would remind the kid not to do that to himself ever ever again. He is 8 and old enough to take responsibility for what he puts in his mouth! Just because Grandma lets you eat an entire batch of cookies doesn't mean it is a good idea. It must be hard not to baby a 38 pounder. Does his mother have similar food rules? Is he getting consistency?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:01 PM on Oct. 5, 2009