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Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today Paperback – July 27, 2004
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Do you have a smart, creative, loving child who is also cranky, inattentive, and sometimes downright obnoxious? If you've written off this negative behavior as "typical" for your child's age--whether toddler or teen--stop and think: Does your child have a taste for soda, sugary breakfast cereals, and treats like candy and cookies? Does she eat regularly scheduled meals or skip them? What, exactly, does he drink and snack on throughout the day?
Your child's behavior may be linked to diet--specifically to the sugar in obvious sources like sweets and soda and to hidden sugars that lurk in many foods, fruit-based drinks, and "healthy" snacks like granola bars. And if your son or daughter is sugar sensitive, misbehavior and moodiness can be aggravated by missed or late meals and junk foods.
Now, bestselling author Kathleen DesMaisons offers you a workable solution for getting back your child by changing his diet--without creating a sense of deprivation, without setting unrealistic goals, and without turning sugar into "forbidden fruit." This book offers:
- A step-by-step program, backed by years of research, for gradually improving the food your child eats--you and your whole family will benefit!
- Tips for navigating the sugar-laden world of birthday parties, holidays, and school cafeterias
- Ways to incorporate healthy snacking and regular mealtimes into your child's day, including suggestions for meals and snacks, plus recipes
Little Sugar Addicts isn't about strange foods, dramatic lifestyle changes, or complicated menus--just support, guidance, and real-life suggestions from other parents that work. It will help you make the connection betweenthe addictive qualities of sugar and negative behavior and offer a healthy solution you and your whole family can live with.
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Before Kathleen's program my kids would whine, scream, hit, be totally out of control, throw tantrums and in general, I didn't like them very much a lot of the time. I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong?!? How could I feel this way about my kids and what could I do about it? No amount of parenting advice or classes could change what was going on with them. Well, after getting myself steady on Kathleen's program I started to look at my kids diet. It took a little time and adjustment, but now by feeding them differently and at consistant times they are mostly fun, loving, compassionate, focused, easy to talk to and the joys I always knew they were. Food was the answer, pure and simple!
Get this book if you've ever had those feelings of helplessness with your kids. It will change your life and your families life!
I am the 'Connie' quoted in the book who says you get your easy kids back. I've been 'doing the food' myself for about 3 years and as the mom, I cook and shop per this program. I have a 17 yo daughter still at home (3d of 3) who has come along this food journey with mom; as a teen she still chooses sugary junk food sometimes, but by gum she is completely knowledgable about its effects!
DD much prefers her cheerful, calm mom. She remembers the old days of moodiness, gloom, cranky. Our house is a place of affection, laughs, and consideration where before it was too often drama, crisis, silence and slammed doors. (Turns out that mom's 'pizza coma' kind of scared her but she never said so at the time!)
It's quite unbelievable until you experience it, how big an effect regular, sugar-and-whites free meals can have. Little by little, step by step, recipe by recipe we have moved to fresh whole foods and family meals.
The reviewer of the book sounds kinda spooked herself at changes like this, LOL. But EVERY change we have made, we made because we like the new way BETTER and feel better. None of this grim stuff for us. Really, it is fun and funny to see what we are ready to change and what we aren't, sometimes.
And I say, never, never, never underestimate what kids will 'get.' My DD has not read one word of any of DesMaisons' books, and thinks the full 'no whites' deal is just for middle-aged me who obviously screwed up earlier (I am dealing with overweight)...Read more ›
work, and started following her food program. Her books explained my whole life....depression, mood
swings, meltdowns, temper tantrums, low self-esteem etc. "Doing the food" changed all of this. I've just
finished reading "Little Sugar Addicts", and I think how wonderful that families today have this
available to them, and what a difference it would have made in my family's lives. What is so different
about this is it is not the parent/s *telling* the children what to do, but inviting the whole family to
participate in what and how changes will be made. Lots of quotes from real people that are doing this plan.
It works. I recommend this book to all parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, friends with children.
What a difference it will make.
If you have children that you feel are out of control, super sensitive, whiny, violent, having trouble concentrating, etc. Try this program, one tiny step at a time, and you too will see the miracles unfold!
I truly believe everyone can benefit from Dr. Kathleen's program - sugar sensitive or not. Move over Atkins and South Beach and make way for Dr. Kathleen - hers is not a gimmick or even a diet - it is a HEALTHY WAY OF LIFE - THE RADIANT WAY!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a nurse I found the information in this book quite informative. I purchased the book searching for a connection that there was a possibility that blood sugar ups and downs were... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beverly
I have read the author's other books, and this is very much the same. However, I LOVE that there are kid-approved recipes in the back!!! I would buy it for the recipes alone!Published 7 months ago by Chillin'InAlaska
Reinforces so much that I learned years ago and adds a lot of new insights that I can now use with my grandchildren.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
The main gist of this book is protein, protein, protein. I was hoping for something a little more enlightening than that. Had some interesting stories and trivia in it, though.Published 11 months ago by J Burns
hIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR PARENTS WHO MAY EXPERIENCE 'MELT DOWNS' WITH KIDS BETWEEN 7-12.Published 21 months ago by marrinb123