Dear Kerry: “Sick of Sweets”
One of my 4 year old twins is sugar-obsessed. He goes throughout the day waiting for and thinking about his next chance to eat something sweet. He ends up begging and negotiating for it all day long which I can’t stand. Any tips?
Sick of Sweets
Dear Sick of Sweets:
I have a client who had the same problem. She implemented “Sunday Fun Day” which is when the kids can have more sugar than usual.
The family plans and makes special desserts on Sunday Fun Day. They enjoy their sweets and all the “fight” for sugar melts away. Then, when her kids fuss for sweets on the other days, she reminds them that “Sunday Fun Day” is coming soon and they’ll get plenty of sugar that day. They seem to go for it and it and stop with the hassling. I’d love to know how it works out for you!
Kerry Stutzman, MSW, LMFT
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