DD15 sneaking candy and granola bars into her room

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DD15 sneaking candy and granola bars into her room
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Thu, 08-29-2013 - 10:18am

Hi all: This may not be a hug problem but I am just puzzled why DD sneaks junk food into her room when I keep reasonable amounts outside.I keep a few 100 calorie pack boxes in the kitchen and do let DD15 and DS10 have icecream/sweets occasionally but not daily. Whenever I clean DD's very messy room (another post by itself), I find all these candy wrappers and junk food boxes. DD says she buys them with the Christmas money or other money presents.  She also bakes cookies and other treats when in the mood - so she is not deprived of sweet stuff. 

DD does need to watch her weight -she is on the higher percentile and is short and so I worry. But I am also trying to figure why she needs to do this when I keep about the same foods outside. Is this her independent streak or something, that she wants to eat what she wants and not what is in the kitchen??? Should I let it go? (DD knows that junk food is bad etc etc. She is also passionate about her karate lessons and fairly active. )

Thank  you so much,

Chimi

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Thanks for the kind words, Chimi.  I'm sure my son realizes we've dealt with his transition better than many other parents of transgender kids, though I'm sure he'll be in his 50s before he uses the word "fantastic" WRT me. ;)

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Registered: 11-28-1999

This reminds me of a friend that I worked with whose parents were from India but the kids were born in the US.  Of course her mom cooked Indian food cause that's what she was raised on & liked but my friend hated Indian food as a kid--she likes it now as an adult.  She made me laugh cause they are vegetarians too & their idea of a speical holiday meal (even for Thanksgiving, as they dont' eat turkey) is to get a pizza. 

Since your DD is 15, she is old enough to be making some things for her own lunch.  So ask her if you could buy her some things she might prefer (although now that school is here maybe she is eating the school lunch) like sandwiches or salads.  It's better for her to eat a healthy lunch & not be eating candy & junk food.  It's hard not to focus on weight, but try to talk about healthy eating.

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Registered: 10-23-2001

My 14 year old is t1 diabetic so she is allowed to keep a shoebox of a supply in her room, generally speaking though I disallow snacks in bedrooms and my kids have always known that. If I find it they are responsible for cleaning up after themselves, throwing wrappers away and such. With Halloween around the corner I predict that happening again, Lol.

 


 


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Registered: 03-08-2000

Jamblessedthree, what snacks does your DD eat? Is it low sugar or sugar-free?

Thank you

chimi

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She makes her own PBJ for school and she buys lunch on Fridays. I try to modify the Indian meals to suit her liking and she generally knows the principles of healthy eating:-)). Thank you for your input. Chimi
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Registered: 05-30-2007

Sounds like a normal teenager to me but STOP cleaning her room.  My daughters are 18 and 12 and they clean their own rooms, if not no internet and no cell phones  - her room is her job to clean, my daughters also clean their bathroom that they share between their bedrooms. 

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