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Desserts - how often?

Posted by on May. 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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How often do you serve desserts?  Do you have any stipulations like they have to finish their dinner before desserts?  I don't want to associate desserts as a reward but it ends up being that way because if my daughter knows we bought something for dessert she won't eat her dinner, she will play around and say she is saving her stomach for dessert.  So we end up telling her that she needs to eat her dinner first. 

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Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 2:51 PM

We do it once in a while not too often but we do it if he ate most of his food and was good for the day behavior wise but we don't tell him that

momofnatalie
by Lisa on May. 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

That's a good idea.  My daughter is often try to negotiate a sweet treat and she's only 3.  She gets dessert usually once during the weekend and one during the week.  Sometimes it's just fruit and she's happy with that but its sitting down and eating at the end of the day that is tough.

Quoting Stevensmomma:

We do it once in a while not too often but we do it if he ate most of his food and was good for the day behavior wise but we don't tell him that


Tigress22304
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

dessert? we do snack time and its something small maybe some fruit and dip

we do snack a few nights a week-but the rule is-you have to eat your dinner or no snack

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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We do nightly but it is not always something sugary. Like the poster above it is more of a night snack. For example sometimes it is ice cream & sometimes it yogurt.
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momofsixangels
by Colleen on May. 1, 2013 at 4:49 PM

About twice a week sometimes more.

Rushn311
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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We  don't really ever have dessert except it's a holiday

momofnatalie
by Lisa on May. 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Good I don't feel bad about imposing my dinner rule then.

Quoting Tigress22304:

dessert? we do snack time and its something small maybe some fruit and dip

we do snack a few nights a week-but the rule is-you have to eat your dinner or no snack


momofnatalie
by Lisa on May. 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

We do about the same.

Quoting momofsixangels:

About twice a week sometimes more.


Tigress22304
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM


Quoting momofnatalie:

Good I don't feel bad about imposing my dinner rule then.

Quoting Tigress22304:

dessert? we do snack time and its something small maybe some fruit and dip

we do snack a few nights a week-but the rule is-you have to eat your dinner or no snack


growing up that was a given-you HAD to clean your plate and my parents didnt do snacks/desserts!


MelanieJK
by Member on May. 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Once a week maximum.    If something didn't come up during the week,   we have dessert with Sunday dinner.     

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