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    Default Teacher bringing in soft drink for students

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    No, but we can make the bubble last for as long as possible!! McDonald's has particularly heavy marketing aimed at children which I really object to.
    Oh I hear you, I desperately want the bubble to last too But I guess I don't see soft drink marketing any different to the million other marketable things in our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    For what it's worth OP I would like the situation either as my kids don't get soft drink. It's not just about the content of the softdrink but introducing the heavy marketing into my children's lives.:
    I don't get bothered by marketing to children as they don't have their own money or modes of transport to buy marketed products, parents do. I think of it as an opportunity to teach our kids about how marketing works and how not to get sucked in by advertising, special offers and gimmicks etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    I don't get bothered by marketing to children as they don't have their own money or modes of transport to buy marketed products, parents do. I think of it as an opportunity to teach our kids about how marketing works and how not to get sucked in by advertising, special offers and gimmicks etc.
    I agree. I have no problem saying no to my child. Or if she really wants something we work out the best way for her to achieve the goal of purchasing the item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    No it doesn't and those people who disagree with the soft drink being appropriate are allowed to have an opinion. It doesn't mean they are teacher bashing (generally) just that they personally don't like what this teacher is doing in this particular instance and that's okay.

    I think what @GucciDahling is trying to say is that people having a negative opinion over the actions of this teacher in this situation is just as relevant as people who have a positive opinion of this teachers actions. Both opinions are just as valid.

    The point is people should be able to express their opinion of a situation without being accused of having tantrums or having a hate of teachers.

    The OP is just wanting to gauge what others think. Are they okay with it or are they not. Even if you disagree with an OP it doesn't mean you have to be nasty (not saying you're being nasty I mean in general)
    I didn't say that a negative reaction wasn't ok though. I said the OP overreacted.

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    I only got to the 3rd page of comments.

    This thread just makes me feel sad. I think I might be feeling super sensitive today. I just feel like life's too hard. You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. Every single thing seems to be highly offensive to someone

    I do think that the teachers heart is in the right place trying to reward her students. Maybe the reason for the reward and the reward she's chosen isn't perfect... but meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    I don't get bothered by marketing to children as they don't have their own money or modes of transport to buy marketed products, parents do. I think of it as an opportunity to teach our kids about how marketing works and how not to get sucked in by advertising, special offers and gimmicks etc.
    I get that but my DS and DD's comprehension doesn't extend to complexities of marketing strategies and whilst I'm well practiced at saying "no" they are still being subjected to imagery and associations I'd rather they didn't. (Perhaps not so much in this instance but I'm thinking imagery of drinking coke = fun; everyone is wearing swimmers and they are all thin and gorgeous etc).

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    This has all gone off track but I just wanted to ask the OP @DrDrakeRamoray if she has ever given her kids soft drink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    This has all gone off track but I just wanted to ask the OP @DrDrakeRamoray if she has ever given her kids soft drink?
    How would she know

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    Whoa. Some of the responses in here are freaking me out. Seriously, if you think a normal reaction to soft drink in class is to take them out of school, or that it's normal to be upset about your child drinking a soft drink more than a YEAR after the fact, you either have major control issues or some sort of eating disorder- possibly both. I *get* that people like to eat healthy 100% of the time but that sort of emotional reaction is deeply disturbing to me.

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