To give you some background: I have obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in my family. So, I have to keep the food healthy around my house for our health.
But, I am noticing that other people think I am depriving my kids during the holidays (food-wise). The only thing I limit is the sugar. So, for Halloween, we trick or treat. I allow them to keep about 10 of their favorite candies and eat them whenever they choose, but we take the rest to a dentist "buy-back", and then the kids buy a toy with their money. For easter, I don't fill the eggs with candy, but I do put animal crackers and stickers inside. They are toddler-preschool age.
We don't keep processed sweets in the house, but we do make birthday cake on birthdays. I don't limit them at parties.
I also only allow 1 cup of juice a day, per doctor's orders. Other than that, they can have as much as anything else that they want.
I get some comments from family and friends that I am not "letting" the kids have their holidays. It makes me feel bad, but I don't want my kids to think that holidays are all about sugar . . they are about family and enjoying each other.
What do you guys think? Honestly . . .am I being too restrictive?
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