View Full Version : Ahhh, toddler meltdown
01-28-2007, 04:36 PM
My daughter was at Sunday School this morning and I found her eating cereal with sugar and high fructose syrup. I knew I was going to have a problem with my daughter later on.
I do not know who allowed her to have that food. But I was told I would have to tell someone every day I bring her to sunday school. That seems like a task. The teacher knows she is not allowed to eat this food.
What do you think about having a tshirt that says "Do not feed me!" then list the foods that would adversley affect her behavior.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
How can I spell this out, reasonably?
Does this kind of shirt seem so crazy for me to have a few printed out?
I had a meltdown, because Mae had a meltdown. I have to put up with her after she eats this junk.
01-28-2007, 04:40 PM
That's a very good idea. I've seen such shirts for kids with celiac or food allergies. I think a better idea is to simply put "Do Not Feed Me" on the shirt and then send in a snack you will allow. I never made such a shirt for my daughter but I did send snacks for her. Most people were good not to give her anything but what I sent. But there were always those few who thought I was being mean and would sneak things I didn't want her to have.
01-28-2007, 04:41 PM
That's a very good idea. I've seen such shirts for kids with celiac or food allergies. I think a better idea is to simply put "Please Do Not Feed Me" on the shirt and then send in a snack you will allow. I never made such a shirt for my daughter but I did send snacks for her. Most people were good not to give her anything but what I sent. But there were always those few who thought I was being mean and would sneak things I didn't want her to have.
01-28-2007, 05:04 PM
I do send her snacks all the time, but my daughter looks at someone with longing for the other food.
Then they give in.
I will get her a shirt.
01-30-2007, 12:34 AM
Someone who isn't educated might not know what all the things on the list are. If they eat cereal they probably don't know about high fructose corn syrup.
I wouldn't be so dramatic about it. Perhaps on a peice of masking tape, but "please don't feed me." on her back.
01-31-2007, 10:07 AM
I think that when it comes to your childs health being dramatic is a GOOD thing. Some people just wont take you serious unfortunately unless you are dramatic and stress the importance of why you don't want your kids having certain things and sometimes even when you plain and simply tell them they still don't take you seriously or think you are being too dramatic just for even protecting your childs health from all the bad things out their in food. My mom thought I was RIDICULOUS for putting spinach in my kids sorbet, but hey they ate it and loved it and got more greens in their diet. Now what is so ridiculous about that, it's the other people that are ridiculous and too dramatic! Sometimes peoples thinking is so backwards, if you have kids you know what I mean!
01-31-2007, 10:34 AM
Oh, I feel so bad when I hear stories like this...well meaning teachers, parents of our kids friends, etc....would they be so quick to give a diabetic child sugar??? or shrimp if they were allergic...people have been known to die suddenly over just kissing someone who'd eaten peanuts...
My point being we need to educate people as to what's a treat and what isn't....a treat is fresh fruit...veggies - I'm wondering if there could be a little seminar educating our educators?? They're still thinking like they did many years ago following a food plan that never worked.
Good luck and stay with it....our kids need to have the real treats in their lives
01-31-2007, 08:38 PM
I TOTALLY agree with you Princess Elaine! A treat is fruit, veggies, and raw food escpecially since it may help prevent your child from problems in the future such as Cancer and other terminal illnesses. My kids do think of these things as treats, it's funny because most kids my childrens ages would never think of fruit as a treat they think of things like ice cream, cake, cookies :eek: as a treat! Well all we can do is tell people and try to inform them but we can't change them they have to WANT to do it on their own. Well good luck and talk to you all again soon :)
Sharon in Colorado
01-31-2007, 08:42 PM
Yes, I think you should write "Please do not feed me, I have food allergies" that will be enough for anyone not to try anything - then you do not have to make a big complicated list. They just don't have time to figure out what is acceptable for one child when there are so many children to watch.
01-31-2007, 08:47 PM
This subject makes me crazy, because I've fought well-meaning teachers, grandparents, etc. for 8 years with my (vegan but not raw) son. I honestly don't know what to tell you, because NOTHING I ever tried worked.
I didn't do the shirt thing, which is an okay idea when nothing else works, but may end up alienating you from some of the other adults who think you are evil for not "letting" your kid have crappy food. If you don't mind funny looks and being talked about behind your back, go for it.
Now my son is old enough to say "no" which he often does, but sometimes caves. At least now I can counsel him about wise choices, steer him the best I can, but otherwise not worry so much about controlling his intake. When he was little, it was brutal.
02-01-2007, 05:55 AM
I agree with Sharon in Col. Most people know about allergies.
02-01-2007, 10:48 AM
yes, when you use the word ALLERGY- people seem to LISTEN all of the sudden!
I do this with my son and it seems to work EVERY time. I have not really had any issues...
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