Packing your teenage kid’s school lunches doesn’t make you a bad parent, and it’s ridiculous to suggest it does.
I will never stop packing my children’s school lunches. I will try and feed them until the day I die, and finally I’ve found another parent who still packs their high school kid’s school lunches.
Andrew Daddo, my new parenting icon, confessed on this week’s episode of This Glorious Mess that he still packs his teenage children’s school lunches and doesn’t plan to stop.
But he said it as part of the “Nailed and Failed” segment and said it was a fail.
No way is that a fail. No way, no how.
My children – Philip who is 12, Giovanni who is nine and Caterina who is seven – will receive a packed lunch from me until they ask me to stop.
Brown lunch bags are my number one positive parenting tool and yes, sometimes I draw pictures on them.
Andrew Daddo confesses to Holly Wainwright that he still packs his teenage children’s school lunches. Article continues…
Daddo has three teenage children – Felix who is turning 18, Anouk who is 15 and Jasper who is 13 and still packs their lunches each day because he wants them to eat healthily.
“That’s another fail,” he told Holly Wainwright. “I was making school lunches for the kids and I thought fail. I’m still making school lunches.
“I’ve got one in HSC (Year 12 Higher School Certificate), I’ve got one in Year 10 and I’ve got one in Year 8 and I’m still making their lunches.”
Debate about when to stop making your kid’s school lunches has vitriolic of late, with the argument against doing it being that children should learn how to look after themselves and be more independent and self-sufficient.
But what does food have to do with that?