Parenting and food is taking over my mind at the moment… Well, its always on my mind but lately I have been thinking about how the food we feed our kids affects them both physically and mentally.
One could say I am a bit strict on my children when it comes to food, well maybe ALOT strict with food.When it comes to my babies, as you have probably already picked up on, I want them to eat only the best. I want everything that they eat to nourish their precious insides and build immunity.
I wouldn’t call myself strict with food, I would call myself a good mum. I am a mum that wants the best for her children and I am going to do my very best to guide them with the best start to life that I can provide.
It really upsets me when I see parents buying their child a lolly pop at the check out at the super market after school or have their trollies loaded up with processed food. I am not mad at the parent, I am mad that they don’t know that this pure nutrient poor crap does to our bodies, especially children’s bodies. We simply cannot digest it. They may think they are giving their child a treat but how can this be a treat when it is full of so many additives that their poor little bodies struggle, causing more issues in the long run.
I have heard it from all angles; I am a bad mum because I’m not letting my child have the crap, I will make her want it more when she’s older. I have been made to feel bad when I say NO and I have even been made a joke of when a parent told her child not to give any of her snacks to my duaghter because it “wasn’t on her diet”…. SO am I the bad parent for wanting whats best for my kids? For doing the research and keeping their young vulnerable bodies away from foods (we shouldn’t even call some of these things food), that I believe are doing more harm to children than good?