Debbie - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 89 moms have responded )
Do you let your kids eat all the time? I don't, but the kids think I'm mean since I don't allow them to snack or have whatever wheneve they want it. My stepson has told me that his mom (which he visits every other weekend and has dinner with once a week)allows him to eat or drink whatever is in the house and he doesn't have to ask first.
They have a good breakfast, lunch and dinner. I allow them a snack when they get home from school and one or two pieces of candy from their candy bowl (that got started on halloween but now anytime they get candy - school, holidays, or such like that, it goes in the bowl). I allow them to have something other than water for their meals, but I think kids don't drink enough water so I have told them that if they are thirsty they should drink water when it's not at a meal.
I figured it's healthier that way and to be honest ... food gets expensive if I'm continously buying it since they are eating all the time. They don't have weight problems they have to worry about but I don't want them to get used to snacking all the time.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I should be letting them have more. Just curious what others do or think.