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March 25th, 2013, 03:13 PM
Aenyx Aenyx is offline
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I don't see how it's going to give him body issues. It's not like you're saying "you're a fatty, do some laps". And it's also not like your making him do laps for any and all food he eats. I'm sure if he came in and asked for an apple, you'd just give it to him.
We have to learn to make healthy choices and that treats and things come at a price. For example a kid wants a new toy, she/he has to do work (extra chores) to earn the money to pay for it. If we want a unhealthy treat, we have to do work to earn it. Sometimes it's worth paying for, sometimes it's not.

Having been overweight throughout childhood and into adulthood, I kind of wish my mom had helped me learn this at an earlier age. She usually just restricted my access to lots of treats and things so I never really learned. For example I gained 30lbs the year I moved out because I could eat all the junk I wanted, when I wanted and didn't really think of the consequences.
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