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Why i Never Served 'Dessert'

Anonymous
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it's just a bribe to get kids to eat their dinner...and a set up for tantrums, too

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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unspecified42
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Maybe for some kids, but I've never used it as a bribe.
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BeautifulFey
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM

o.0

mommy2zbg
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM

 I won't make a dessert and if I do it will be cookies later on closer to bedtime or just those store bought cookies. I don't have them available just at any time though.

OneAllergicMama
by Platinum Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Okay - did it work?

We do generally have dessert and I don't put stipulations on it.  My kids are told they finish their dinner or they go to bed.  It's rare that I even have to tell them that.

Maybe you should try involving your kids in food prep more - allow them to choose veggies they like, meat they want - all within healthy guidelines.

princessputter
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:23 AM

we have desserts at holiday dinners.. I bake once sometimes twice a week... they are called treats in my house.. they can be eaten anytime.. the idea at meal times.. is they fill up on good foods

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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yup....and, i am a chef, and the kids ALWAYS helped out in the kitchen...dessert was and is not a priority at mealtimes.  i never had to keep repeating, 'finish your dinner or no dessert'


Quoting OneAllergicMama:

Okay - did it work?

We do generally have dessert and I don't put stipulations on it.  My kids are told they finish their dinner or they go to bed.  It's rare that I even have to tell them that.

Maybe you should try involving your kids in food prep more - allow them to choose veggies they like, meat they want - all within healthy guidelines.



teri4lance
by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Lol only if you use it as a goal.
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jenaree
by Bronze Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM

I serve dessert when we have friends over for dinner but it is not a part of everyday dinner. I don't think it's healthy to teach kids that it's expected to get a treat at the end of every meal.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM

or teach them bad eating habits. i always used to get dessert and that back fired big time as i got older.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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exactly my point


Quoting jenaree:

I serve dessert when we have friends over for dinner but it is not a part of everyday dinner. I don't think it's healthy to teach kids that it's expected to get a treat at the end of every meal.



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