It was the first time I spent Halloween with Liuliu in the United States. The festive atmosphere here was naturally magical. The children all put on costumes, shouted \”Trick or treat\”, and carried baskets from merchants in the afternoon to neighbors in the evening. Go door to door asking for candy. Liuliu was so high that even though she tripped and fell in the witch dress, she still changed her clothes and kept running for several hours, all the while showing me her gradually filling sugar bowl. After returning home, she hugged the sugar bowl, took out a pack of Oreo cookies and ate them, and kept asking me to have some too. Yes, I believe many mothers will frown slightly after seeing this: Is it okay to eat so many candies at night? We parents who pay attention to scientific parenting may have been confused about whether candy can be eaten to some extent. A few days ago, a mother left a message in the background, which was quite troublesome. Before the age of 661, no sugar or salt was added to the diet. It was the taste of the food itself. But she has tasted particularly sweet fruits, particularly sour lemons, particularly pungent green onions, and basically edible natural ingredients. After she was one and a half years old, I would occasionally give her a few bites of ice cream or lollipops, because we were not the kind of caring people who firmly objected, and she was not particularly enthusiastic about candies. She would often give me a lollipop before finishing it. have eaten. Among the disadvantages of candies, the tendency to cause dental caries is the most worrying issue for many parents. However, one thing you may have forgotten is that sugar itself does not cause dental caries, but the bacteria in the mouth are the culprit of causing dental caries. Therefore, instead of strictly guarding against letting children eat sweets, it is better to cultivate good tooth brushing habits in children. During the process of asking for candy on Halloween, there was a merchant who gave out toothbrushes to the children. Liuliu knew very well that you must brush your teeth after eating candy, otherwise you will get toothache, so she told me after finishing the cookies. \”Mom, let\’s go brush our teeth.\” Developing a good habit of gargling and brushing teeth early is the best way to prevent dental caries in children. Avoiding sugar intake is not a good way. Some friends will definitely say that your family is very restrained. Our children hold the candies without letting go and eat endlessly. What should we do if we only eat candies without eating? I don’t know if you think about your attitude towards candies. Do you think that in families with more strict control, children have a strong desire for candies? The more you lack, the more you want it. This is the truest human nature, and it applies to adults and children alike. There is a boy in a friend\’s house. When he was more than three years old, he had never eaten a piece of candy. Last year, during Halloween in her community, there was an event organized by parents for their children to ask for candy. She allowed her children to participate, but the candy that the children happily asked for was quickly taken away by their mother before it was warmed up. Seeing other children enjoying the candies he had worked so hard for, he exploded with empty hands and went to grab the candies his mother had taken away. He shouted, \”You are a bad mother, you are a bad mother.\” He cried so hard that he couldn\’t breathe. Take a breath. The friend insisted on educating the child, \”If you eat sweets, your teeth will get worms. Mom told you,\” but the boy refused and cried and made a fuss. The mother and son were in a stalemate, and the situation was terrible. Later, the neighbors persuaded her and said, \”It\’s okay for the child to eat some candy occasionally. Just remember to go home and brush your teeth.\” After hesitating for a long time, she gave the child one.Lollipop. When the little boy couldn\’t wait to tear open the lollipop wrapper, stuck out his tongue and carefully licked it, closed his eyes, and sighed with infinite satisfaction. Then, he opened his eyes, took another lick, raised his head, raised the lollipop in his hand, and said to his mother, \”It\’s really delicious. Try it.\” His mother\’s eyes instantly turned red and she turned sideways. I can\’t speak with my face. That night, she said in our group: \”The child ate a lollipop for more than an hour.\” Later, the friend told us that she was really sad to see her children eating sweets that night, so she did not strictly control them later. The strange thing is that the children who used to always clamored for sweets, after the initial enthusiastic surprise, , and gradually became less interested. Yes, children are not as unreasonable and uncontrollable as we think. Many times, when we restrict their words and deeds, we might as well change the angle and let go reasonably, which may have different effects. Most parents are concerned about their children eating sugar, mainly because they are worried about the harm caused by eating too much sugar. However, when a child comes into this world, the first mouthful of breast milk he tastes is sweet. The yearning for sweetness is an innate desire. We always hope that our children will feel more happiness, but if we handle a candy improperly, not eating candy will not only mean a delicious food that cannot be tasted, but also mean restraint, harshness, grievance, etc. What\’s more, good feelings can also make children feel a sense of lack that they can\’t get, which is definitely something we don\’t want to see. Aunt Six is the head coach of a Keo team in San Diego, USA, and she happens to be in charge of nutrition, so I often ask her some questions. She told me that the World Health Organization’s recommended upper limit of sugar intake for an adult is 25 grams per day, and children should reduce this amount. Excessive intake of sugar can cause harm to the body, but it is not necessary to completely ban sugar intake, but the best thing is definitely the natural sugar in the ingredients. Sweet food can bring joy and happiness to people\’s emotions, and at some special times, it can have a positive effect on body functions. For example, after the long-distance running team trains, the coach will also ask the team members to replenish energy bars, hot cocoa and other high-quality foods. Sugary foods to balance the body\’s losses. So how can we help children get enough sugar but not too much? It is better to unblock than to unblock. The ancients taught us this truth thousands of years ago. This method is also applicable to educating children, but we must understand that unblocking does not mean letting things go. For example, before eating candy, make an agreement with your child about how much to eat and how to brush your teeth after eating. If you can\’t do it, then you can\’t eat the candy next time; tell her what is edible and what is bad and cannot be eaten, so She now knows that coke and cream are bad. Not only will she not eat them, she won\’t let us eat them either. The sixth aunt\’s family makes sugar intake deeply ingrained in everyone\’s mind. Their children are as young as six years old. When they go to the supermarket, they will read the ingredient list and won\’t want anything with a particularly high sugar content. Even the candy they want for Halloween is I will take one pill a day very sparingly, and I will forget about it after a few days. While visiting the supermarket, Liuliu saw candies with exaggerated packaging and junk ingredients. I told her that they were not good for her health.Eat, she won’t want it. The unconditional trust she has cultivated over the past few years may also make it relatively difficult to discipline her. Parenting is a long-term process, and haste makes waste. So the specific methods I share are for reference only. Parents still need to consider the child\’s personality. Features Choose the appropriate grooming method. Regarding the choice of candy, everyone has another concern. They think that children can eat candy, but not chocolate, for fear that caffeine will harm the child. Regarding caffeine, the U.S. Food Safety Administration has no official guidance on intake. In Canada, the daily intake for children under 5 years old is no more than 45mg. Within the allowed range, it is okay to eat a little less chocolate. Of course, the chocolate mentioned here is pure chocolate with a relatively low sugar content. Sweet chocolate biscuits like Shiroi Koibito are good for the body in every aspect. There is no benefit, so children should try not to eat it. Another thing I would like to remind you about the intake time is that even if you are allowed to eat candy, try not to eat it before eating a main meal. Candy has a strong sense of satiety. Liuliu is a snack food, but if she eats a biscuit, a piece of cake, or some sugar before eating, it will affect her appetite for that meal. Give your children full trust and full satisfaction, whether it\’s candy or something else, and your children will slowly learn to control themselves. As children grow up, they will face many temptations. We cannot protect them from all risks forever. They must eventually learn how to control themselves. Starting from a small piece of candy, teach them to understand the stakes, teach them to understand sweetness and harm, to have tolerance and love, teach them to understand the rules and know how to abide by them. I believe that they will not be easily tempted and lose their way in life.