The magazine section at the Boston Globe has a parenting article written by a woman who is awfully proud of herself for padlocking the household sweets. Literally-she padlocks the "bad" foods. I think we all know how that one is going to end ten years from now. Good work making the simple carbs more attractive! You know what would make this even better? If she subjected the child without self-control to a daily weigh-in. I don't think locking up the food, and making him beg for it like a dog is humiliating enough, do you?
Looking at childhood from a different angle, there's the issue no one wants to discuss-all the psychiatric medications they hand out like...er...candy, are causing obesity and related conditions like diabetes. Imagine that! I like that obesity is being added to the DSM-V. That's er...sweet.
You thought I was going to say this was all, food for thought, didn't you?