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March 25th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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My 5 yr old is slightly overweight. Everyday he comes home from school and wants junk instead of a healthy snack..
Instead of an epic battle daily over not having a piece of candy or brownie etc I've taken to making him earn it.
So he gets home and drinks a whole cup of water, runs up and down the stairs 15 times then and only then can he have a cookie or piece of candy or whatever.
A friend of mine was on the phone with me tonight while he was doing his stair laps. After hearing my explanation she seems to think I'm going to give him body issues.
I think I'm teaching him a lesson in health and that "treats" are a reward earned only after giving your body what it needs..
What do you think?

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