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LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" A colleague I work with is very big on being healthy, ... [snip!] ... to tell her son that cookies were poison. Well, if cookies are poison, what is REAL poison? What are cigarettes, drugs, booze?"


He's her only child and she really is a great mother, a great person in general, but some of the stuff she tells me just makes me wonder..
Like I understand no candy on a regular basis, but what does her kid do on Halloween?! I just feel that she's a little over protective and overly cautious..

♥ laura-marie + 1 1 child; Stalybridge, United Kingdom 1339 posts
6th Mar '13

I think that's silly.
I'd give it to my son as a treat when he's old enough.
like when people say beer is dirty beer bleh lol Id do that with stuff he wasn't allowed.
But I wouldn't tell them they were allergic....they will think they are ill with everything when they get older!

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31612 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting LayLu:" He's her only child and she really is a great mother, a great person in general, but some of the stuff ... [snip!] ... a regular basis, but what does her kid do on Halloween?! I just feel that she's a little over protective and overly cautious.."


Yes, moderation is key. I was like that when it came ot candy for a while. I was so bad, I ordered organic candy for Halloween & swapped out the traditional candy for what I ordered. I'm not so uptight about it anymore, but I still limit it to special occasions/vacation.



LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" Yes, moderation is key. I was like that when it came ot candy for a while. I was so bad, I ordered organic ... [snip!] ... candy for what I ordered. I'm not so uptight about it anymore, but I still limit it to special occasions/vacation. "


Yeah, I'm really going to try to not be so high strung when my baby girl gets here, but I'm already an anxious mess so it may not work out that way. I have a five year old sister and I know when she gets Halloween candy my mom keeps it on top of the fridge and lets her have a piece or two every day after dinner or when she gets home from school, it's all about moderation. Hopefully I'm not a crazy mess when my LO gets here lol.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31612 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting LayLu:" Yeah, I'm really going to try to not be so high strung when my baby girl gets here, but I'm already ... [snip!] ... dinner or when she gets home from school, it's all about moderation. Hopefully I'm not a crazy mess when my LO gets here lol."


Oh, I'm sure you will have your moments, as most new moms do. I am still pretty firm on soda and fast food. I'll allow fast food if we are on vacation, and he can have a sip or two if his Dad orders a coke while we are out.
My son absoluetly loves chocolate milk & he can have that with dinner. He drinks filtered water all day and juice is in moderation (only at home, no juice allowed at school) as well. It takes weeks for us to get through a thing of apple juice.



TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting LayLu:" Yeah, I'm really going to try to not be so high strung when my baby girl gets here, but I'm already ... [snip!] ... dinner or when she gets home from school, it's all about moderation. Hopefully I'm not a crazy mess when my LO gets here lol."


I like to give junk/sweets every once in a while as a treat or dessert...luckilly for me my son would spit out a cookie if I then offered him fruit. I do get annoyed when family or friends offers cookies and sweets with out asking me first. Since my son is only 15 m/o I dont want him filling up on junk simply because its offered...but I guess that is a whole other discussion.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" Oh, I'm sure you will have your moments, as most new moms do. I am still pretty firm on soda and fast ... [snip!] ... (only at home, no juice allowed at school) as well. It takes weeks for us to get through a thing of apple juice. "


Me and my SO aren't big on soda or fast food at all so I doubt our daughter will get a lot of it, maybe every once in a while but that's it. I mostly drink water and diet juices (I'm a diabetic) so that's probably what she'll get once she's old enough.. at least with the diet juices she won't be getting all the sugar (I usually drink diet V8 Splash or diet Ocean Spray cran-cherry). Of course she'll also get milk, and chocolate milk as a treat.
This could all change once she gets here though lol. I feel like I'm making all these plans on how I want to raise her but I'm expecting it to all blow up in my face. :P

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Trixie7678:" I like to give junk/sweets every once in a while as a treat or dessert...luckilly for me my son would ... [snip!] ... is only 15 m/o I dont want him filling up on junk simply because its offered...but I guess that is a whole other discussion. "


Yeah, I think most people should have the common sense to ask the parent if they're allowed to have something. Of course if you offer a kid sweets they're going to say yes (at least most of them will), but not all parents want their kids high on sugar.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
6th Mar '13

Raising Hope anyone. Lol its a TV show. They did that lied that the kid was allergic to fruit cause its all he would eat. Lol



But in all.seriousness Meh, he realize eventually what the truth is. And either care or not.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Raising Hope anyone. Lol its a TV show. They did that lied that the kid was allergic to fruit cause its ... [snip!] ... cause its all he would eat. Lol But in all.seriousness Meh, he realize eventually what the truth is. And either care or not."


Hahah, I've seen that show. Didn't make the connection lol.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27469 posts
status 7th Mar '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I think it's stupid to lie about it. Teach him to limit his intake. I see this back firing big time and when he does realize she's been lying, he's going to pig out on a ton of junk. "


This. Moderation is better than teaching him to be scared of it. A child obeying by fear is not what you want your child to be raised to do. Teach moderation, not complete submission from absolute fear.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6067 posts
7th Mar '13

As a parent I do my best to be a good example for them. After all I'm raising them to be adults, so I practice what I preach. I don't want my children to lie, so no, I don't lie to them. She should explain to him why chocolate milk isn't healthy for him to drink and teach him to make healthy food choices instead of tricking him. What does that teach him?

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" As a parent I do my best to be a good example for them. After all I'm raising them to be adults, so I ... [snip!] ... isn't healthy for him to drink and teach him to make healthy food choices instead of tricking him. What does that teach him?"


I agree, and I told her I didn't agree with her lying to him about that but apparently she sees nothing wrong in it. To each their own, we all have different parenting skills, just gotta learn the hard way I guess.

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
9th Mar '13

My Mum never let me have chocolate, candy, soda, cookies, cake etc as a child as she has an insane fear of fat people....... Well as soon as I was old enough to go to the store by myself I got secret stashes of all of the above to binge on and by my mid teens I was obese!
Being too strict with kids can have the opposite effect sometimes.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31612 posts
10th Mar '13
Quoting Emmiboo:" My Mum never let me have chocolate, candy, soda, cookies, cake etc as a child as she has an insane fear ... [snip!] ... of the above to binge on and by my mid teens I was obese! Being too strict with kids can have the opposite effect sometimes."


I agree.