We know and understand that alot of people don’t really believe that sugar is that big of a problem for young kids. However, every time we allow our little ones to indulge in dessert, we are reminded with ever strengthening results of the toll it takes on their little selves.
The past few days the girls have been allowed to have a couple oreo cookies. Nothing extreme, even in this household of strict dietary controls. Today they have been completely different children. Normally they are obedient (in as much as we enforce the rules we set), caring, patient, and mild mannered. Not today. Today they have been throwing fits and tantrums, not wanting to be near us and wanting us to hold them (sometimes at the same time), and generally being bi-polar. We’ve seen this before, it always comes sometime after the sugar intake. It will pass as we restrict sugar from the diet again. But it strikes us how drastically their behavior is modified by eating a little bit of a certain kind of food.