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Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Eh, I think it's stupid to use that kind of lie. I tell my kids that soda is an "adult beverage" :oops:"</blockquote>



I told my mom I was going to tell my daughter this since SO drinks a ton of pop but I dont and I don't want her to either especially since he always has it in the house and she got mad at me saying Im not allowed to lie to her but I don't see the big deal.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
5th Mar '13

It's dumb, but I see where she is coming from. Milk is really not healthy, and adding sugar to it isn't either.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21324 posts
status 5th Mar '13
Quoting Brookie99:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Eh, I think it's stupid to use that kind of ... [snip!] ... since he always has it in the house and she got mad at me saying Im not allowed to lie to her but I don't see the big deal."


Well, pop to me, really is an adult beverage. I don't think kids under 12 should drink it regularly at all!

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
5th Mar '13

my 14 month old has had soda. not on purpose. she up ended a can b4 i could stop her. she gets water and watered down hi c or juice for a treat. she has candy for holidays or special times. you have to teach moderation. that kid when he goes to college is going to go apeshit and become unhealthy

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I think it's a bad idea simply because, allergies are serious business. It's better for kids to learn ... [snip!] ... I just don't like it. It isn't for us. I'd rather try to teach them WHY I'm telling them something then make up a lie about it."


Yeah.. I wanna be able to be real with my kids; tell them no and explain why I'm telling them no.
As far as the Santa thing goes.. I dunno what I'm going to do with my daughter.. my SO wasn't raised believing in Santa or the Easter Bunny or any of that stuff but I was. I feel like it makes Christmas/Easter magical for a kid.. but at the same time, I don't want to lie to her. I also don't want to have the a*****e child who tells all her friends Santa's not real lol.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" Well, pop to me, really is an adult beverage. I don't think kids under 12 should drink it regularly at all! "


Soda's just gross in general.. it's like battery acid on your teeth, makes you bloated, has way too much sugar.. and this is coming from someone who used to be addicted to it lol. I can't stand it now.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21324 posts
status 5th Mar '13
Quoting LayLu:" Soda's just gross in general.. it's like battery acid on your teeth, makes you bloated, has way too ... [snip!] ... you bloated, has way too much sugar.. and this is coming from someone who used to be addicted to it lol. I can't stand it now."


I don't ever drink it. I don't like carbonation and definitely don't like syrupy sugary nastiness.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting LayLu:" Yeah.. I wanna be able to be real with my kids; tell them no and explain why I'm telling them no. As ... [snip!] ... time, I don't want to lie to her. I also don't want to have the a*****e child who tells all her friends Santa's not real lol."


I think most of the great memories for kids have to do with being with their family. We still do crafts, Santa pictures, all of that. They just know Santa isn't real. I'd hate to have the a*****e child who forces others to all lie and believe and they believe. lol.



Seriously though, I'm not worried. Kids are allowed to believe different things. Whether that means religion or Santa, it's good for kids to learn to be accepting of others beliefs.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31318 posts
5th Mar '13

Why lie? Does she think he will not understand moderation? I am a lot like your friend when it comes to food, but I allow a small amount. If I don't want my son to have any of ____________ I explain to him that he doesn't need all of that sugar, end of story.
Soda is gross and no child needs to have any of that obesity causing crank.
I like to explain why to my son so he's not like a fat kid on cake later in life when he's exposed more.

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105400 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Brookie99:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Eh, I think it's stupid to use that kind of ... [snip!] ... since he always has it in the house and she got mad at me saying Im not allowed to lie to her but I don't see the big deal."


Thats the beauty if it being your kid,

your decision :wink:

I mean, the toothfairy came last month, that was bigger lie than the soda :lol:

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105400 posts
5th Mar '13

My mother was one of those moms that never let us have any junk food or drinks, like ever.

As soon as I moved out, I began having Captain Crunch for dinner, daily :oops:
That type of thing can back fire, imo.

I think moderation is key.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Thats the beauty if it being your kid, your decision :wink: I mean, the toothfairy came last month, that was bigger lie than the soda :lol:"


My kids are going to get so ripped off. The tooth fairy is going to bring a book. :lol:

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31318 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" My mother was one of those moms that never let us have any junk food or drinks, like ever. As soon ... [snip!] ... I began having Captain Crunch for dinner, daily :oops: That type of thing can back fire, imo. I think moderation is key."


Captain crunch is a perfectly acceptable dinner for an 18 year old (or however old you were) when you moved out. :-)

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I think most of the great memories for kids have to do with being with their family. We still do crafts, ... [snip!] ... believe different things. Whether that means religion or Santa, it's good for kids to learn to be accepting of others beliefs. "


This is true.. it's just hard to imagine raising a child to not believe in Santa when I did, I guess lol. I kinda figured out on my own that he wasn't real, though (my mom told me the truth shortly after).. but I totally get where you're coming from, learning to accept other people's differences is a very valuable lesson to teach.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" My mother was one of those moms that never let us have any junk food or drinks, like ever. As soon ... [snip!] ... I began having Captain Crunch for dinner, daily :oops: That type of thing can back fire, imo. I think moderation is key."


Totally agree here..