just wondering what others' thoughts are on how you decide about your kids' consumption of "vices" such as sweets and screen time.
my DD is 2.5, and i started allowing a small amount of screen time (ipad apps and tv) right around age 2. she currently sees about 1-1.5 hours of total screen time a week - spread out as 15-30 minutes a day, a few days a week.
i'm a bit of a health nut for the most part, but have also started allowing something sweet an average of twice a week. i do not personally count fruit or yogurt as sweets (she has those daily), but am more referring to stuff like granola bars or an occasional cookie, muffin or other treat.
anyway, i tend to question myself all the time about how much screen time and sweets to allow. at this age, i'm okay with some in moderation, but constantly go back and forth about what i consider to be moderation. obviously there are many parents who are extreme on these issues - zero sweets and/or zero screen time or, alternatively - no limits.
for those who are seeking moderation, how do you decide what's moderation? your gut feeling? something more evidence-based? changing definitions as your kids grow?
thanks - i know this is kinda broad/vague, but would appreciate any opinions.