I've never heard of anyone dying or getting sick from exposure to second-hand soft drink either.
For me, it's not an ideal situation, but could be a good opportunity to educate on what foods and drinks are or aren't suitable for human consumption.
Although she's not quite 14 months old yet, when she's older, I personally will try my best to let DD know what is nutritionally good for her to eat or drink every day, but that there are also things that some consider to be appropriate to eat or drink on special occasions.
If I were in the situation, I may briefly talk to the teacher after school when I get the chance and nicely let her know that soft drink may not be the best option, and suggest some other things she could try instead if she's thinking of doing something similar in the future.
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25-07-2015 18:39 #81
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25-07-2015 18:49 #82
Greez I didn't expect so many people to disagree with me.
25-07-2015 18:52 #83
25-07-2015 18:55 #84
25-07-2015 18:56 #85
My kids school has a treat day at the end of each term. The last one d1 had a pizza party and ds2 had a movie day with popcorn supplied( I made cupcakes, just because) so wouldn't bother me...it's one day out of a whole term. Their treat for working hard. As for food rewards...meh who cares?!? It's a celebration. If I was having friends over I would provide yummy snacks....I sure as hell wouldn't serve kale
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25-07-2015 19:03 #87
Party food doesn't always need to be sugary, additive ridden crap.
And if the teacher wants to reward her students that's fine, but give stickers or a special game or whatever that isn't food-related.
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25-07-2015 19:05 #88
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25-07-2015 19:08 #89
My biggest issue would be a party for finishing homework.....what?? This means they usually don't all finish it? I thought your just supposed to do homework?!?
I'm all for rewarding good behavior/accomplishments, however, completing homework is not exactly an accomplishment.
I'm not a fan of food rewards, however, a little party at school is not exactly going to do any long term damage, it's the same as a birthday party. Would you not allow your child to go to a birthday if soft drink was being served?
25-07-2015 19:10 #90
God forbid I must be a terrible mother not allowing soft drink in my children's diet. Oh dear!
Maybe there's a reason I forbid it! A) on the occasions they have had it they get too loud and hyped up and not easy to deal with, especially at bed time and b) I'm trying to educate them myself about what it does.
Their step dad is overweight (almost obese) so we have banned it here as we don't want them in the same position.
And yes I know when they get older and leave home they might binge on it and drink litres of it a day (let's hope not) but while they're young and in my care I will say what they can and can't have. Not a bloody teacher who should be educating about what's right and wrong and should know better!!
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