Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. Fall is such a wonderful time a year. Food begins to shift from light and leafy to warm and hearty. October shows up, kids get excited for Halloween and parents begin to dread all the candy.
I’ve gone back and forth over the years on how much or how little to let them have. Every parent uses their own discursion, as there is no right answer. The thing I have noticed over time with different families is the lack of education with the kids around “why” they shouldn’t eat too much.
How can we teach our kids why eating too much candy isn’t good for them? Making education part of the experience, it can be a long-lasting lesson. Set a limit that feels comfortable for your family. Have the kids be aware of how they “feel” after eating a piece or two of candy. Making it into a fun experiment can also distract them from wanting more, they’ll be busy writing things down, then perhaps more aware of why they might not feel so good!
Happy Trick or Treating all, and Happy Fall.
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