AllyB Posted December 3, 2014 Share Posted December 3, 2014 Not sure if this is totally 'on topic', but it kind of is.... My 9 year old daughter likes to eat. She especially likes to eat junk food and desserts (which is not surprising!). When we feed her a compliant dinner, she will eat it till she's full and then stop. But if she's eating something non-compliant (like crackers, potato chips or bread), she can't seem to moderate what she eats. She will just keep eating it and asks for more and more. In general, we don't keep non-compliant foods in the house. So it's not a big deal at home. But when we go to other people's houses, it's harder. And people try to be good hosts and offer as much as she wants. So how do you balance teaching moderation without creating food issues? On a funny note, I have been teaching her to read labels. I mentioned that foods with a long list of ingredients (in general) weren't as healthy. So over the holiday, we were at grandma's house. She brought over a bag of potato chips and said "Look mom, only three ingredients! Can I have some!" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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