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    Poppy
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    Should i dare mention that at my sisters home they drink straight out of the milk jug and at my house thats a oh hell no get a glass.

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    Kate

    Well Poppy, a lot of households do give kids access to snacks. Different families, different methods.

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    Enjoy giving your kid an eating disorder cause that’s what you’ve already done. Bang up job there cupcake. And this IS directed at you JD. I feel sorry for your stepson.

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    I wonder too, if it’s true you have to monitor and portion kids’ food, like you said, and you say you don’t have kids and neither do I, but then what happens when they get out in the world and no ones portioning or monitoring for them? Might be better to learn how to do that as a kid. I know I over-ate certain things at times, but then there just wouldn’t be any left, and that would suck. Or I’d feel sick. Anyway, different families, like I said.

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    Like the diabetic kid I sat for was only 8, 9 years old, but her parents’ whole thing was making sure she was able to self-monitor and manage her diet. Otherwise how could she go out and do stuff, like a sleepover or whatever. The house was full of chips and juice and cookies for the other 3 kids, but she had to learn to make smart choices. They all managed fine.

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    Seriously? Some of you are completely out to lunch on this food police bullshit. No wonder so many kids having eating disorders… Um, yeah. I am Team Juliecatherine on this one.

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    Actually, Charlie, that doesn’t sound very reasonable. A 14 year old- when you bar him from snacks…
    You just make them that much more appealing. If this is seriously your son’s huge problem, that you scream at him about- you’ve got it really fucking good. He forgets to lock the door…so that deserves screaming? You are a real piece of work.

    You wrote you only have 3 1/2 more years with him. I hope you don’t throw that in his face.

    It’s honestly disgusting and shocking that this is what the problem is. That your EX FIANCÉ blamed his cold feet on your son and you believe it and are probably taking it out on him. You need help. I feel sorry for your son.

    If you are SO HAPPY in this relationship, and it’s so healthy- why are you writing into an advice site on how to successfully convince him to marry you? He doesn’t want to. He’s never going to want to. Your son isn’t the problem.

    You are going to regret teaming up with this man against your son. I don’t think you can comprehend the damage you are doing to your son.

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    bittergaymark
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    Um… Yeah… A son who snacks too much and often forgets to lock the door was not at what I expected… sounds normal. Profoundly so.

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    Kate

    Doesn’t seem to warrant a team of mental health professionals plus a priest, unless there’s a lot more to it.

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    bittergaymark
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    God knows priests are great at making kids need therapy…

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    Poppy
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    @kate thats because she has been taught that she has to manager her health which is impressive. Children who have allergies have to do the same thing. Some kids are great at knowing when to get a snack and when not too. Some kids dont know when to stop or are wasteful. For example not finishing off a can of soda or carprison and come back for more. The carprison straw wrapper is a real ordeal for parents. Lol my 4yr old nephew would sit and eat candy all day if he could. Just because we dont have kids doesnt mean we dont have experiences or can relate. I hate when parents say that shit. I am a very an involved aunt that is like a second mommy to them.

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    Kate

    Poppy, there were 4 kids – teenage boy and girl, and two younger girls – and they all free-ranged snacked and were a healthy weight as far as I could tell.

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