...And they wonder why kids are overweight today.
Candy and sweets seem to be the reward for EVERYthing. If they answer a question right in Sunday School they get cookies or donuts or candy. He goes to a weekly club and he comes home telling about the junk they ate. We go to the grocery store and the ladies in the bakery whip out cookies and hand them to him without even asking me (I have to intercept them). In school they lecture us on sending in healthy snacks but the rewards were always candy and popsicles and who knows what else. There are other places we go where if something is done right or he's cute enough everyone brings out the sweets.
Is this typical where you are? Does it bug anyone else?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Nov. 18, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Jademom07 at 11:50 AM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 11:52 AM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:53 AM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by salexander at 11:56 AM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:03 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:39 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
It doesn't really bother me but I don't seem to have that much of a problem...School rewards seem to be little trinkets form the dollar store, yes they have special 'parties' about 3 times a year. the local grocery gives out one little like 2 bite oatmeal cookie so no big deal to me. I dunno, like another poster said we are still eating Halloween Candy and they didn't even get that much. I also balance it out by not really offering it at home(we ocasionally bake cookies or cakes together). The closest my kids get to is 'regularly' at home is yogurt with mini marshmallows in it.
Answer by But_Mommie at 12:44 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by apexmommy at 12:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
And what would you suggest- "here johnny have a carrot" Why do people on this site let stupid things bother them? If it bugs you be the parent and just say no. Leave the rest of us alone.
Answer by teamquinn at 3:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2009