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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:31 am 
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I'm working on a phrase that I can use over and over again. Something along the lines of, "Children do not expect every event to be food oriented, we train them over time to come to expect this."

Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:50 pm 
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Children expect fun, not food. We condition them to link the two.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:09 am 
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I've been thinking about what both of you have said and can't seem to think of something short and snappy. But I think we are getting the theme right with Kids aren't born emotionally connected to material goods and sugary sweets. We work hard to instill this in them by focusing our celebrations on what we buy and what we eat instead of enjoying the people we are with.
Imagine if we thought about celebrations as times to build a sense of community, include everyone and enjoy relationships.

Ok it's a rant --- LOL
Joanne

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Children expect fun, not food. We condition them to link the two.


I like where allergymama3 is going with this. That's a good snappy version.

Here's a slightly loner variant:

We condition kids to believe that fun is linked to food. They aren't born with that.
They can learn new ways to celebrate.

Also, a separate slogan:

It is parents who started the practice of elaborate sugary treats.
Now it is up to parents find healthier ways to celebrate.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:58 am 
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I agree allergy mom 3 has short and snappy covered. It's hard to restrain from saying more - I really want to beat people over the head with it it seems. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:39 pm 
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I like it too! I get so emotional that I can only choke out a few words. I don't trust myself to say more. :verymad

I think people stop listening after so many words, too.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:15 pm 
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We used to have a saying to help Stephen decide if something was safe to eat. It was "If you can't read it, don't eat it." That was it. Even if he had had a particular food a hundred times, he was not allowed to eat it if he couldn't read it!

But, you're looking for something a bit different. . . .

How about these:

Focus on Fun not Food

At your next soiree, make food passe.

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