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dancingstar

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http://parentables.howstuffworks.com/chow/let-them-eat-cake-resposible-tips-dealing-dessert.html 

Okay okay I haven't lost my mind.  Atleast not all of it, but I like a lot of what the lady wrote in the article.  I believe it's important to foster a good relationship between all kinds of food.  If you try to restrict food from one group it's only logical that they'll want that food more and develop an unhealthy relationship with that food.  
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I am mean, I'm pretty strict with candy and soda. They get almost no candy, and they are flat out not allowed to have soda that has sugar and caffeine. They only get soda about once or twice a month as it is and it has to be either diet (so no sugar) or normally caffeine free (like Sprite).  

My kids get desert, but to them desert is an organic granola with dark chocolate, yogurt, or fruity gummy snacks. I do let them pick out whatever cereal they want, no matter how unhealthy and they can pick out pop tarts too which are full of sugar. They pick out whatever juice they want, which is normally some variation of HiC. The big exception to this would be on Sundays when we go to my parents for dinner. My mom likes to bake and there are cookies, or brownies or cake/pie for desert. 

So they get plenty of sugar in their diet and have choices in what they have. But I still feel that I am being responsible in cutting down the excess sweets. 
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oh NO my daughter is NOT allowed to have sugar if i let her have sugar its usually if she is going to be in the pool for the afternoon or going to the park to run it out.  the ADHD is outta control with sugar. its TOXIC! my son has that reaction with caffeine.  its good its bad its good its bad. /shrug


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Oh yes I can understand that ADHD and no sugar Dragonfly. 

I can also understand limiting it like you do chaos hawk.  But you still give her a choice between stuff that has little sugar in it.  And let her eat it at her grandparents house.  To me I think that some yogurt is way too sweet lol so she's still getting some sugar.

I don't have kids but I thought the article was interesting.  Coming from someone who struggled/struggles with an eating disorder it's important to teach moderation and to not allow things to become obsessions. 
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