Monday, September 5, 2011


My 3 year old daughter is always asking me for a snack. She wants crackers, gummies or yogurt.  First of all, I can't always take the time out to get her something.  I'm either cleaning, changing a diaper or busy doing something at the time.  Secondly, she always seems to want something that isn't healthy and I get tired of telling her no.  So I decided that if she had her own snack box that she could choose from, she would still feel like she was the one making the decision but she would be picking from the choices I left her.

 My first snack box that I did was apples, carrots, blueberries and peanut butter.  It worked pretty well but I found that she was eating the peanut butter with a spoon and not using it as a dip.  Over the next two days though, she ate everything and she even shared it with her friend when she came over.  It was wonderful and I didn't have her complaining that she was hungry all the time.
It's good to give kids choices, but it's even better if we can give them choices that we approve of.


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