Am I just a meanie? Do I tell my kids no to sweets every other minute because I like to be in control? No. I'm not a meanine. It really does matter that they don't have so much sugar.
Am I a meanie because I tell them to read a book vs. watch a movie during afternoon down time? Does it really matter one way or the other? I think so.
It takes more effort to keep "fighting" them, but I'm trusting it will make a difference in their long-term health and wellness to have healthy habits established now.
We eat entirely too much junk. We watch entirely too much tv. Holidays were a break from the norm for all of us. I had as much rest as they had fun. Time to shape it up, kids. All of us!