Picture this: Your child is screaming as you try and get out of the door. If only you could give him something to stop the high pitched screaming that is flooding your ears. Enter the bargaining chip. The art of bargaining with your children can be tricky, particularly when they are struggling with paying attention combined with high volume levels of energy.
Although, the ease of temptation can come creeping in and outweigh you like a sandbag, this can be the worst thing you can introduce into your child and your repertoire.
Recently, Nestle announced plans that they would be retiring Yellow Dye Number 5, the artificial color responsible for the boldness of colors. Reporters have claimed how much better the new dye will be, and that artificial colors in a child’s diet have led to increased diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Of course we know that a dye is not solely responsible for any diagnosis. Just because parents who read about a child being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder who happen to have artificial dyes in their diet does not make for a proven correlation. It is, however, there is a connection between the benefits of omitting processed sugar and food into a child’s diet.
So you can actually reap a benefit from Nestle’s decision to take out artificial dyes from their candies, but wouldn’t the real benefit be avoiding processed sugars, including candy, for your child’s repetoire of foods altogether?