Darrius has been in kindy for just 3 weeks but the amount of sweets he ate far surpass the amount he had for the last 4 years! I just don’t get it why some parents or guardians as well as teachers, love to use sweets to bribe all these little kids when they misbehave? Isn’t there a better way or better item to be used instead of sweets or candies?
Today, one of his classmate’s granny bought a whole box of Mentos and asked Madam Leong to distribute to all the pupils in Darrius’s class. Each of the kids get a stick! I was baffled when I found the stick in Darrius bag and I thought he has stole from his classmate. Though most of them still have their milk teeth but still…. the amount of sugar can be a threat to the little kids’ health!
I found out that some parents love to pack sweets or candies in their kids’ bags as a ‘treat’ but to me this is really a bad habit. If we award the kids once in a while is ok but to give them all these junks everyday, it could be hazardous to their health! There was this mommy who spoke to me when Darrius was still crying in the 2nd week to bribe him with sweets. She told me she did that to her girl and after a few months her girl finally stopped crying… Geez… a few months of sweets! *faint*
To me a set of beautiful teeth is priceless and I hope Darrius can have his milk teeth as long as possible. These pearly whites are not like metal buildings… Hope all these ‘loving’ parents can be more sensible… and responsible.