Rewarding with food

@TerryZ (22085)
United States
January 9, 2007 9:22am CST
I have been noticeing alot of parents have been rewarding their childred with food. I think its okay if you do it now and then preferrably then. How do you feel about it?
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@drmt57 (295)
• United States
10 Jan 07
i don't think that food should be used as a reward, providing food for a child is the parents obligation,
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@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I do agree
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
10 Jan 07
No this is not a good idea ever. It sets up a learning process for them later. They will reward themselves with food and become obese as adults. Everything we do for and with children is setting a standard for them. They are like sponges and absorb everything we teach them. Rewards can be fun without it being a material object. I would reward my son extra tv time, extra game playing time, a day at fun place, anything but food, toys, or objects.
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@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Thats how I feel. Its not good
• United States
10 Jan 07
i think rewarding your kid with food will be okay if the foods are the healthy ones... just the fresh fruits , milk , cheese & only a bite size of cakes or ice cream just for a taste only & ease the craving. its not a good practice also to let your kids do anything & always expect something in return. don't bribe always 'coz it may give them a bad outlook in life or they may be deprieved of anything that they wish to get as your prize.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 07
How can they reward with Food the Kids have to eat anyway not just when they have been good Mine used to get rewarded with sweets if they where really good or Buiscuits And if they where really really good I would buy them a little Toy as a Treat
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I know gabs I seeit with my girlfriends doing it to their kids.
• United States
10 Jan 07
That really sets the building blocks for obesity. I remember a movie that starred Dom Deluise. It was called "Fatso". The plot revolves around a big kid who loved eating. He had an eating problem all of his life. Stemmed from his mother giving him food to make him feel better or as a reward. People need to focus on the fact that food is for nourishment, not for rewards. Rewards should be ones that inspire.
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I do agree.
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@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
10 Jan 07
Thisd is a TERRIBLE idea. I have struggled with weight problems all my life, and they all started with my mother rewarding me with food! Please don't make your children live through the agony of being ridiculed and ostracised because of their weight.
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I know my girlfriend is going through the same thing. She said her mother did that to her. And she is now overweight because of it.
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
16 Jan 07
well seeing as that my son has prader-willi syndrome id say no do not reward with food it gives the wrong message i would perfer to reward with an outting ,like a bike ride, a walk to the park, time together .I think there would be less obesity in the world if we didnt use food as approval for good behavior .
• United States
16 Jan 07
They must think their kids as pets, if they do it all the time. It's terrible, as it establishes bad eating habits and confused mental growth in humans.
• United States
10 Jan 07
Dom Deluise - Dom Deluise - Fatso
I remember a movie that came out in the 80's starring Dom Deluise. It was called "Fatso". It was the story of a man, who as a boy was given food as a way to stop his tears or as reward for good behavior. He grew into an obese man with many health problems. It has a comedic overtone, but really touches upon the problem of obesity and the struggles a person goes through when trying to lose weight. It is a good movie. People should not reward with food. Food is nourishment.