A better approach: Put their stash in a cupboard to be rationed out. Most likely after they have a few pieces over the next few weeks, they start to forget it’s there. Out of sight, out of mind. And even if they don’t, they will learn a much more valuable lesson. It’s OK to have a small treat once a day. It is much more destructive to gorge yourself on candy till the point of being sick. I am much wiser today. It’s only taken 9 years. Hopefully the food scripts I’ve taught my kids can be reversed.
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