Three rounds of:
10 Weighted pull-ups
30 Back extensions
When Paleo is Accepted in the Same Way as Vegetarianism
Yesterday my friend told me two stories. The first – she had just come from buying her daughter M&Ms that were required for her school project. I knew this was difficult for my friend to do having made an effort to remove all the sugar from the house and spending the past year moving toward a Paleo + Dairy world for her family. The constant sugar craze of the holidays didn’t help as sour moods and bickering ensued amongst her kids.
The second story was of her daughter’s play date. After warming up some turkey soup for the kids’ lunch, the little girl said, “I can’t eat that, I’m a vegetarian.”
Discussing these two stories with Wendy over at The Cup we thought it interesting that it is acceptable for an 8 year-old child to reject meat, and feel comfortable enough to say so to an adult serving her lunch, but it is unacceptable for a child or adult to reject sugar, fat-free stuff, crackers, grains, you get the picture. You’ve all been there. You say no thank you to the dinner roll or the whole wheat pasta and you get questioned and interrogated.
How do you help your kid learn to voice (and defend?) their food choices? How do you help them feel as comfortable as a vegetarian kid to say, “I don’t eat crackers.” How do you do this without making them feel that the world revolves around them (and that every place they go should accomodate their personal food choices – because there are problems with that too!).
Post to comments, because I have no idea!