With terms such as "childhood obesity" and "diabetes" floating around everywhere, materializing in every parenting article we read, other terms such as "sweet tooth" become taboo. My daughter loves cookies, and jelly beans. She won't eat apples unless they are sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Like most children, she has a sweet tooth.
Of course my husband and I are aware of the dangers of sweets. After all, we don't want the baby teeth she just got in to rot out already, but in moderation I can't imagine things being as malevolent as some people would have you believe. My mother is one such person.
We were sitting on the couch the other day and my daughter started fussing for a snack. I gave her baby crunchies. In our house we call them "cookies." The term was enough to send my mother on a tirade essentially boiling down to the unhealthy foods I allow my daughter to eat.
First of all, these are not really cookies. Second, if anything is unhealthy in this situation, itRead More »from What Are You Feeding Your Kid?