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,