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Old 05-19-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Define "junk".
I'm sorry if my comment was incorrect based on my lack of knowledge of eating disorder issues. (Not being snarky! Being sincere.) I guess I would not define junk. I was responding to the poster's use of that word. There are a lot of things we buy VERY irregularly that for our family we'd call junk. The issue I have is locking it up for some people's consumption but not for others. Just does not seem like a good idea to me. So I guess I would define junk as anything that has to be locked up so as to prevent obsessive consumption. I don't know. It just seems better not to have it around.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:51 PM
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I'm sorry if my comment was incorrect based on my lack of knowledge of eating disorder issues. (Not being snarky! Being sincere.) I guess I would not define junk. I was responding to the poster's use of that word. There are a lot of things we buy VERY irregularly that for our family we'd call junk. The issue I have is locking it up for some people's consumption but not for others. Just does not seem like a good idea to me. So I guess I would define junk as anything that has to be locked up so as to prevent obsessive consumption. I don't know. It just seems better not to have it around.
I hear you. Believe me, I know way more about EDs than I would ever have wanted to know, having gone through it with one daughter. And like many moms, I thought I was doing all the right things WRT food. I do agree with your issues about locking up the food. In fact, that sounds kind of ED-ish to me.

Like you, I/we bought "nutritionally challenged" food, as my DH likes to call it, sporadically when we were raising the kids. A bag of chips here, a carton of ice cream there, etc. Still do, actually.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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I hear you. Believe me, I know way more about EDs than I would ever have wanted to know, having gone through it with one daughter. And like many moms, I thought I was doing all the right things WRT food. I do agree with your issues about locking up the food. In fact, that sounds kind of ED-ish to me.

Like you, I/we bought "nutritionally challenged" food, as my DH likes to call it, sporadically when we were raising the kids. A bag of chips here, a carton of ice cream there, etc. Still do, actually.
I guess for us it has always been if it should be eaten in moderation just buy it in moderation. Helps the budget too! But I could be full of poo.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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If the stealing is nothing but candy, chips, and cookies, don't have that stuff in the house. Get rid of the candy and put out a bowl of fruit and tell them they can have as much as they want.
Completely agree. They'll eat whatever you have. I don't buy juice regularly anymore because my youngest is a bit heavy, so they're forced to drink water at home. I don't buy Oreos anymore either. They haven't complained about why there's no juice or Oreos (thank goodness!).
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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Your kids need more healthy food. Have a doctor evaluate them.
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Old Yesterday, 04:31 PM
 
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There are a lot of judgemental people on here that are to quick to assume that the parents are at fault. Kids are sneaky it can be difficult to catch them at everything they can do, and don’t put anything past three year olds you’d me amazed what they can get into. As for the foods that there choosing to sneak it is it that unusual for kids to steal bread, and their not devouring the loaf of bread there destroying it and making it inedible. Perhaps these parents don’t keep much in the way of junk food lying around the house? Also these parents are very busy so it could just be a way to get attention that does not mean the parents should be vilified they need help getting their children under control not contempt! As for not eating meals together not every family can sit down for every meal together, sometimes you just don’t have time to sit down and eat but you do make time to make sure that your children get served a healthy meal at a reasonable time. Also for those of you who think that the children should be watched for every second of there meal obviously have a lot more time on there hands then the rest of us or there kids eat a heck of a lot quicker than mine, because little kids taken forever to eat.

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Old Yesterday, 06:38 PM
 
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Sorry, have not read the entire thread, but ask them WHY they are doing this, and listen to their answers.

If "I'm hungry" is an answer, then do some reorganizing - plan 3 filling meals a day with two or three snacks. Have a snack drawer that they can access at any time.

Kids who are satiated would not do this.
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM
 
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The OP is from 2013. I am sure the issue has been resolved after 7 years. The oldest child in the OP would be 14 now. The youngest would be 8.5.
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Old Today, 02:30 PM
 
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I glanced through the OP's recent posts and he and his girlfriend seem to be doing better financially. I hope the kids are doing just as well.
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