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One Mom's Moxie: Personal Opinion Post, Beware: Rant Below!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Personal Opinion Post, Beware: Rant Below!

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Okay so it's not often that I write posts on my own personal opinion but this subject just drives me crazy! Why is it that some parents insist that their children eat only healthy foods or do portion control but don't follow it themselves? I realize the old sayings "Do as I say not as I do" and "Because we want our children to be better than us", but do you really think you are teaching them anything? I have personally witnessed parents that will not allow their children to have fast food but will eat it in front of them, or tell them they can have a handful of chips and then consume most of the bag right in front of those children!! I am by no means a perfect parent, I am so far from it, but when it comes to eating sweets or junk food I think that if it is eaten in moderation then you will keep your child from going overboard. I do think that children should be allowed to eat the same things we eat, as long as it's in moderation of course (and no I do not include alcohol, only things that are legal). I have seen kids go crazy eating junk because they aren't allowed to eat it. My kids are allowed some junk and sweets, and guess what they still love fruits and vegetables! I don't know how many of you feel about this, but this subject comes up a lot in our house because we are a blended family. I just had to get this off my mind, feel free to give your opinion, just please be respectful. :) ~Elizabeth -One Mom's Moxie