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Old 02-25-2010, 12:47 AM
 
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but you did see that my son does self regulate, and I was simply saying that IF he started to suddenly just eat all those treats behind my back I MIGHT resort to that? If my child suddenly started raiding the fridge as my brother and sisters and I did, I cannot really say what I would do. We teach them everything we can, but at some point they may just do what they WANT instead of what you have taught them, and I don't know about you, but I think it's important to respect the rights and needs of the rest of the family, too.

No, I didn't; my apologies. I saw the portion where you said you would lock up the fridge like your parents did if your child started sneaking food. I think it is important to respect the needs and rights of all family members but I would seriously have to question why my child is sneaking food, especially healthy foods like the apple that the OP's son had.



For the OP:

As a point of reference, my four-year-old is going through a growth spurt and ate in one day this week:

Breakfast - 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 whole English Muffin with preserves

On the drive to school - sausage, egg, and cheese on a biscuit with OJ (Dunkin Donuts)

Snack at school

Lunch - Homemade "Lunchable"
He was dying for a Lunchable "'cause that's what Bailey brings" so ham and cheese and some crackers; also 1 cup strawberries and kiwi, 1/2 cup green peppers and 1 carton of milk

Snack at school

Snack after school - Doughnut from the morning trip and milk

Dinner - steak with asparagus and mushrooms

Also he drinks about 20 ozs of water throughout the day; he has his own water bottle that goes to school with him.

He's in the 97th percentile for weight (plumping up for his growth spurt) and 95th for height. He's not slender but not stocky either; he's proportional height and weight-wise but he's just big. He always has been; 10 lbs, 11 ozs at birth. ;-)

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I thought this was cute Do you have a toaster oven?
Thanks. We do but he uses the toaster to make his toast. He isn't allowed to use the toaster oven yet as it is more oven and less toaster.

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Ok the OP seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth...

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Are there any updates from the OP on this?

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I keep a bowl of apples on the table at all times and when Clementines were cheap we had crates and crates of them. My kids are fed healthy food all day long (mostly) and the only time I regulate is where sugar is concerned b/c Dd reacts badly to too much. DS doesn't but to keep life fair we all follow the same intake. So even in that my kids can regulate their sugar and decide if the cookie being offered by a neighbor at noon is worth giving up ice cream after dinner (or whatever)
I don't even really care how much of something my kids eat. I always say, kids are warmer then we are and are hungrier b/c even when sitting their bodies are working very hard at growing.
I don't make them wear a sweater and I don't make them eat (I do make bring a sweater and I do carry snacks..you know just in case )

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