Angela - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )
What do you think about letting your child(ren) eat candy or sweets with dinner?
Sometimes my son wants a piece of candy around dinner time. My husband will say no because it will ruin his appetite but I will let him eat it with his dinner. My husband doesn't really like that either saying candy or a sweets should be reserved for dessert. I have never had a problem with our son not finishing his meal when he is allowed to have candy. He eats it like the other stuff on his plate, taking a few bites from each thing until its gone or he is full.
My son's dentist was the one who recommended eating candy and sweets at meal time to help prevent cavities. So I use that as method of thinking instead of my husbands.
Keep in mind that when I say candy or sweets it is usually a mini bag of M&M's, bite size candy bars, a small cookie or bite sized brownie etc etc.
Please be respectful to those of us who allow our children to have candy. I understand and fully respect the opinions of those who don't because they believe it is unhealthy. I believe everything in moderation!! Thanks :)