The subject of your disagreement doesn’t matter; it could be nutrition, or discipline, etc. The point is that the grandparents should respect how you are raising your own children. If they have legitimate concerns for the children’s safety, then they should call the authorities… otherwise, it’s not their place to say what is right or wrong for your children.
Regarding proof of the ill effects of too much sugar and hydrogenated fats:
Oh, don’t get me started on this…
Pick up any Time, Newsweek, or Oprah magazine and you will see plenty of evidence of the ill effects of poor nutrition. Here are some of the highlights of what you will find:
- One in every three children born in 2000 will later develop diabetes.
- By age 12, 70% of all American children have the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
- One in three Americans will develop cancer.
- One out of every two children will develop heart disease
The problem is that she thinks that most adults walking around today are healthy and thriving. Nothing could be further from the truth! We all need to eat less sugar, more fruit and vegetables, and less hydrogenated fats. Keep up the good work!