Chenonceau wrote:wan2bdad wrote:yes, I agree with you guys here.. but my parents (grand parents of my kid) want to throw him a grand party.. since he is with my folks since birth.. headache abt this issue..
Ummmm... it may be wise (I'm not sure) to take the opportunity to explain gently and firmly to your parents your stand. Both sets of grandparents of my kids were made to understand that I (and my husband) have the final say when it comes to the kids. If the line is not drawn clearly early, you will run into a lotta problems when your child becomes older (and more conscious).
If I say "no party" I mean it. If I say "no junk food in my house", there is no junk food... and if my kids have junk food at Grandma's house, they will get it from me... and Grandma too will be informed of the punishment, and made to understand that she was the one who caused the event.
How do you control their exposure to junk food outside eg at friends' house, parties, or simply hanging out with frens after school?
And til what age?
Again the concern is that of not being too "different".
If her classmates want to go to MacDonalds after school, should she tag along and drink plain water? if just go along and "fit in" or at least not be too different?