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11/03/2013 at 13:54
11/03/2013 at 13:59
Far too often. Mind you he is 3.5 now. It wasn't that much when he was younger.
11/03/2013 at 14:02
When he was little it was very rare, these days I use them for bribes I try to limit it to a couple of times a week, but at certain times, e.g. if there's a birthday party, it can be more.
11/03/2013 at 14:03
Everyday. He has something after nursery or I bring him something home from my work. He has a pumpkin (left over from halloween) that he has all his treats in. We buy a pack of fudge or freddos or the past two weeks it's been kit kats and he has a pick from there.
11/03/2013 at 14:07
E (2) probably has something on a daily basis, it's not normally much though, and it's mostly used as a bribe, if she's been a good girl/done a wee on the potty/ eaten all her tea etc. We've got a draw in the bottom of the fridge which has all the chocolate that they get given as gifts, and i put it in there. Then she will pick something out. At the moment there's lots of the small kinder bars in and chocolate coins, so she'll take one, and that's her treat.
S (1) doesn't have much at all though, perhaps 2 or 3 buttons a couple of times a week. He's not really a fan of chocolate.
C has something everyday. We pop into the shop on the way back from school. J will have crisps instead of sweets 9 times out of 10.
I'm trying to cut it down to a few times a week, it was almost every day he would have some sort of treat
11/03/2013 at 14:09
Kel - I can imagine when they start to understand what chocolates are when they are older it gets worse. R is 18 months and can e easily distracted!
Deedee - bribes I bet it works though!
Belle - that reminded me of my dad, every morning he would walk to the shop and buy a paper, with of course some sweets for me as my brothers and sisters were at school!
R doesn't have them that much, but H is terrible for it. He was home last week and R had lots of birthday cake. (if you saw it on FB you'd understand it was very much chocolate!!) and H realised that he had to much so has been far more stricter on the chocolate front!
Do you pack lunch with any in??
11/03/2013 at 14:10
K has a bar in her packed lunch - she's 13.
missed lots of you!
We still have chocolate coins from Christmas Childs! I'm thinking about Easter too. I should be set untill Christmas
11/03/2013 at 14:12
Honestly, every day . They will have chocolAte every day sweets maybe once or twice a week.
Never! But then i'm a mean Mammy.
She does have those "nibbly finger" things, or similar - the baby flapjack bars - probably once a day and/or maybe a kiddy biscuit. But has never had any chocolate or anything. If there's cake for a special occasion then I will let her have some, but no sweets just for sweets sake.
11/03/2013 at 14:14
GB - not mean! R had lots of H cake.... I'm a naughty mumma! it was more that when people came round and had some he would go begging
11/03/2013 at 14:33
PJ - i never have to buy chocolate as there is always something whether it be birthday/christmas/easter which means that we have enough to last us until the next event.
They very rarely have sweets, for some reason, i see these are worse than chocolate for rotting their teeth. When H goes to the chip shop with E she always comes home with a lolly which i never let her eat. It always gets "lost" in the bin.
They aren't at school age yet, so i don't have the dilemma of whether or not we put sweets/chocolate in their lunch box.
11/03/2013 at 14:35
A lot of schools don't allow unhealthy foods in lunchboxes Chids so problem solved. No crisps or choc in K's when she was in primary.
11/03/2013 at 14:37
3-4 times a week for Miss CV (3.5). I don't think she is remotely deprived, despite what a lady in my work thinks, and as I grew up (and stayed) fat myself, it's very important to me that I try to get the balance right for her in terms of what I allow her to eat. At this age, it's within my control and I dont want her to go through what I did.
11/03/2013 at 14:40
I don't see a problem with giving chocolate every day. My 2 eat 3 healthy meals per day and snack on fruit. They don't take crisp, sweets or chocolate in their lunches. I think educating them about healthy choices is important. If I eat chocolate I wouldn't not give it to my kids, I see that at hypocritical
11/03/2013 at 14:45
C's school has a healthy eating policy, apart from treat day on Fridays. That day, he takes a chocolate bar in for breaktime.
But, those children who have school dinners, get a dessert of some type, so I put a chocolate biscuit in C's lunchbox.
11/03/2013 at 14:47
Most days here.
ETA I am including biscuits and crisps in this - they probably have either a sweet, biscuit or crisps every day.
11/03/2013 at 14:54
Ahh see i never thought about policies. I work in a secondary school and the only rule is they buy a dessert when they get something from the food counter. So can't have 5 biscuits with nothing else. R goes to CM too so she hasnt said anything before, R rarely has crisps. He will eat them if someone else has some, but generally has chesse biscuits. Hes not a big fan of crisps, but he's cheesy biscuits are another story, he could live of them!!
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