Pity poor parents worldwide.
"With candy being universally available and regularly within sight of children, what is a parent to do? How do you combat its influence on your children? How do you lessen the influence of advertisers and get candy consumption under control in your family? How can you win the candy wars?"
Writers Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, co-authors of The 10 Commitments: Parenting with Purpose, pose these questions in their article, "Winning the Candy Wars," which appears on the website of the Westchester Coalition of Better School Food.
They then offer a number of helpful suggestions to help you curb your children’s candy consumption, including not using candy as a reward, helping your kids create an inner authority, and viewing candy as a wonderful opportunity to set limits with your children. Click here to read the full article.