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Pre-teen always sneaking junk food

My daughter is nine, and over the last few months has been frequently stealing sweets from the kitchen (fridge, pantry, or deep freezer) to eat them in her room at night. There are a variety of ...
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How Much Hallowe'en Candy?

My kids have been out for the night and returned each with a big bag of candy. My wife and I are wondering the best rules for the consumption of such. In the past we've set limits of letting them ...
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How to explain children why junk food is bad for your health?

All my life I was told by my parents that sweets are not good for your health because they cause cavities in your teeth. It never affected me because I thought that after eating sweets if I brush my ...
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5 1/2 yo wants money to buy junk food at day camp

How might one deal with a 5 1/2 yo who wants money to buy junk food at day camp? For example, gatorade costs $1 and a snow cone costs $2. I would rather the young fellow eat the nutritious lunch I ...
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Teaching and enforcing moderation when a kid is given too much junk food

This is a consideration for any event or holiday at which kids are given an excessive amount of candy, sweets, or junk food. However, it's on my mind since Halloween is coming up, and the amount of ...