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Since Jared has type-one diabetes, we’re fairly conscious of what we feed our family and have tried to teach our kids about good food choices, but it’s definitely challenging when they see all the treats at the grocery store, play with friends who’s parents don’t follow the same guidelines, go to school or church parties and potlucks, or when our sweet grandmotherly neighbor loads them up with a baggie of candy before sending them home.
So since Halloween is almost here, CANDY is abundant everywhere I look. And we’re guilty too, with a stash hiding in the master closet for “trick-or-treaters ” (and after-the-kids-go-to-bed treats!).
I’m wondering what you all feel about this candy situation.
Do you let your kids go trick-or-treating and eat whatever they want until it’s gone?
Do you stretch it out one piece a day for months?
Do you let them choose a few pieces and get rid of the rest?
I feel like our family needs to establish a system while our kids are still young (like: NOW) so that I don’t have to fight about candy every year.
Please, share ideas!!