Why don't I ever bring McDonalds???.....

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Why don't I ever bring McDonalds???.....
Tue, 02-03-2004 - 3:24pm

My daughter is in fifth grade.


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Registered: 05-02-2003
Tue, 02-03-2004 - 4:12pm

When similar situations come up with Sean's friends, I usually just approach it as a choice issue.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 8:12pm

Frankly, I would explain my parenting choice to my child and not worry about what the other child or mom thinks. You can do it in


Jewish Family Life

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Registered: 08-20-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 8:19pm

I wouldn't focus on how it isn't healthy, good etc....for this mom to do this. I would just explain to your daughter that YOU do not think it is healthy for her to eat like this everyday, that you don't have the time to do this etc...maybe you could bring her a lunch like htis once in awhile--definately not daily but you could use this as a reward...if you make your bed all month I will bring you McDonalds or whatever to school.

Just my .02

~~ Laura ~~
Mommy To:
Emily Jean 2/10/94
Jordan Nicholas 12/14/98
Carys Ann 5/2/03


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Sat, 02-07-2004 - 2:19am
I have these discussions with my daughter. She takes a lunch. She usually has a sandwich, fruit, yogurt, and juice or milk. When she asks why she can't have something other kids are having I tell her because it isn't healthy to have all the time. I know you don't want to offend the mom but facts are facts and pizza, mcdonald's, etc...is not healthy food. But I don't see any problem with taking her some once in a while. I do it for Krysten maybe twice a school year and she remembers it and thinks it's cool. Wouldn't be so special if I did it all the time.