Before you become a parent, it’s easy to judge other parents for the way they do things. Before you have a child, it’s easy to scoff while other parents allow their children to do questionable things such as eat junk food. After all, you would never allow your kids to eat such unhealthy stuff, right?
When you become a parent, you learn that things are not so simple. Sure, you can have your convictions and hopes, but you also love your child so much that you want them to enjoy their lives too. You start to realize that it may be okay to allow them to have the occasional junk food. The question is, how do you know when too much is too much?
Ideally Not More Than Twice a Week
We’re not kidding when we make the declaration that twice a week is a great goal to shoot for. More than that and it becomes a slippery slope. The reason we said that twice a week is a goal to shoot for is because it’s just that: a goal. Even if you don’t reach it, at least you have something to measure your kid’s junk food intake against.
This is also assuming that your child even wants to eat any of it. Who are we kidding, of course they’ll want to eat it. But hey, weirder things have happened, and some kids are unicorns who know crap when they see it and want no part of it. If that’s the case, even better!