To ask how many unhealthy snacks you allow a day

(8 Posts)
Daftaboutthecat Fri 20-May-16 21:49:24

Apparently I am the strict Mum out of my 7 year olds group of friends. The reason I have this label is that our dd is not allowed to help herself to crisps/biscuits/sweets but has to ask.
We do limit how many are allowed and dinner is usually home made again apparently very strict 'all' her friends have chicken nuggets/fish fingers etc every night. Again nothing wrong with this we have them in freezer for quick dinners now and then. To be honest a lot of this is coming from her friend who is allowed to help herself and only eats nuggets and fish fingers and she has history of trying to make my dd same as her in other areas.
It shouldn't bother me and I do think my daughter gets plenty of treats but I wonder if we maybe are a bit strict. A typical day would be baked crisps for her snack at break time and I try to make after school snack some fruit but there is always a small pancake or something along those lines to choose from. She spends 1 day a weekend with her dad so I know gets plenty of sweets then and also when spending time with her grandparents.

Kariana Fri 20-May-16 21:59:51

Sounds like your fine in what you are doing - you know a diet like that would do your daughter no good. I'm afraid comparisons like this and accusations of being too strict will only get worse as your daughter gets older as that's often the way teenagers are. Stick to your guns and know that she will understand when she's older (my parents did and I do).

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 20-May-16 22:13:00

Sounds good to me.
Dd (3) currently gets bribed rewarded for a daytime nap with a small slice of cake. (Wheat free cakes have just filtered through to our tesco).
She hasn't worked out that it's the same slice of cake she would have had for pudding instead.
We usually have crisps at weekends.
Fish fingers on swimming night.
But boring stuff generally.

idontlikealdi Fri 20-May-16 22:28:25

Mine get sweets on Friday and a cake or something after swimming in Saturday. Today they chose an ice cream instead of sweets. During holidays they have more maybe something once a day. Averages out I guess.

Bitchqueen90 Fri 20-May-16 23:20:08

Mine gets chocolate from the shop on a Friday and then pizza/naughty dinner and cake on a Sunday. No junk food in the week. I don't eat it myself and he loves fruit anyway, strawberries are a "treat" to him!

Yika Fri 20-May-16 23:31:30

Sounds good to me too. Would definitely not allow free access to crisps and biscuits though I do give biscuits as a snack quite frequently. Snacks are always at fixed times though (mid-morning and mid-afternoon) and alternate with healthier options like fruit, nuts, raw veggies. Sweets on average about once a week I guess and rarely on their own - more often one or two at the end of a meal or a snack as a treat. We also tend to have home made food though very very simple for speed.

Agadooo Fri 20-May-16 23:36:30

Mine get fruit after school every day and a sweet most days after dinner like a Fredo or fudge type thing. For school they have popcorn or breadsticks instead of crisps.

Cakecakebaby Fri 20-May-16 23:39:48

Mine get 1 sweet a week on a Friday after school and a flapjack home made in lunch on Wednesday. They also get home made burger and chips on a Saturday. Rest of the time it's healthy food. My DC are 7 & 12

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