because I... get this... *LIMIT* sweets and screen time??? My children are 3 years and 21 months and I said I don't regularly offer them candy or let them watch full-length movies (though the occasional 30 minute program I allow). I'm not sure I see how not giving kids things they don't need and should really not even have to know about is depriving them. The context of this comment was that I was expressing a little frustration that my mom, who watches my kids once a week, and who knows how I feel about these things, makes very little effort to keep them consistent, and that all the suckers and sweets before dinner and long shows that scare them (yes, even Disney can scare a just-barely-three year-old) do actually make our lives harder at home. The reply I got was, "maybe if you didn't deprive your kids, it wouldn't matter..." REALLY???Answer Question
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I agree you ARE depriving your children.
You are depriving them of brain rot and childhood obesity. Some nerve you got lady!
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