quality posts: 16 Private Messages WootBot


Poll: Sugar and your child:
  • 14.3% - Yes, any time they ask for it. 106
  • 27.5% - Yes, but only after school and on Saturdays. 203
  • 34.1% - Yes, but super-rarely. 252
  • 9.9% - Yes, as long as I don't find out about it. 73
  • 14.2% - No, never. The end. THE. END. 105
739 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?


quality posts: 21 Private Messages boomn4x4

My 4 year old gets a sucker for the car ride home from preschool if he doesn't get any time outs.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bucket of wings and a six pack of beer!


quality posts: 13 Private Messages MommaBeary

I would say super rarely, BUT my child is a master at sneaking sugar.

He used to "hide" the evidence behind the entertainment center in the basement. When I first realized this, and found his "stash", the pile-o-wrappers was 4-6" deep!!!!!

Did I mention this was all consumed in about a 2 week perios?????


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dontwantaname

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This worked for me.

I saw a few kids obsessed with sugar, because their parents were total health food nuts and never allowed the kids to have any candy or soda.

What I did was just not have it in the house. If the kids were at a party, they had soda and candy.
If they were eating with me, it wasn't offered to them.

Since it wasn't forbidden, they didn't realize how little they had.

I have to admit, I like candy, so it was more the soda that we did this with. But it would work with candy too.

When they grew up, I asked them if they noticed they hardly ever had soda. They didn't.
If I had forbid it, they would have realized.

No greater love is lost than that not shared.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages roadlizard7

I grew up on real sugar, and it's still a dietary staple.