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    What a *****! If you dont want to give out candy then dont, but no kid deserves to be bullied, on halloween, by an adult. This is a great post about some fun, noncandy things you can give out. Her focus is on health, not weight, but she wont give out things she wouldnt feed her kids, which is fair, but she isnt a douche about it. The Only Halloween Candy I'll Buy (Plus Other Alternatives) - 100 Days of Real Food
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I do not see anywhere in the OP where it says that some kids are getting candy and some are not.
    What do you think, the skinny kids get a letter that says, 'good for you, your not fat!"

    It doesnt matter what the other kids get, only the overweight kids get this letter, so it is made to shame them specifically which makes this woman a horrible horrible person.
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    I am not saying that it was a nice or kind thing to do or that her letter was nicely written. I have seen other articles about people giving out tooth brushes and tooth paste instead of candy. It is not a nice thing to do, but she does not HAVE to give candy to anyone.

    ~Bonita~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    What do you think, the skinny kids get a letter that says, 'good for you, your not fat!"

    It doesnt matter what the other kids get, only the overweight kids get this letter, so it is made to shame them specifically which makes this woman a horrible horrible person.
    It came across to me that she was not giving candy to anyone. I could be wrong.

    ~Bonita~

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I am not saying that it was a nice or kind thing to do or that her letter was nicely written. I have seen other articles about people giving out tooth brushes and tooth paste instead of candy. It is not a nice thing to do, but she does not HAVE to give candy to anyone.
    Tooth paste and tooth brushes would be awesome! I would even be more accepting of a letter telling my child how halloween is a pagan ritual....blah, blah, blah. I would simply explain to my child that different people believe different things etc. But with this letter, how do you explain to your child that his friend didnt get this letter cause he isnt fat, and what about kids who already feel bad about their weight? My sister is working really hard to keep her daughter from an eating disorder (they caught the throwing up early and are working with councilors etc) but I couldnt imagine what would happen if she got one of these letters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I am not saying that it was a nice or kind thing to do or that her letter was nicely written. I have seen other articles about people giving out tooth brushes and tooth paste instead of candy. It is not a nice thing to do, but she does not HAVE to give candy to anyone.
    Nobody is disputing that, and it's not the point of the debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I do not see anywhere in the OP where it says that some kids are getting candy and some are not.
    The article says she is going to give overweight kids the letter. That sounds pretty selective to me! And the letter is not generic...it says "Your child, in my opinion, is moderately obese"

    Even one of the neighbors says
    "Here, you get candy. You get a letter. Like that kid hasn't suffered enough?" said one neighbor.
    Also the question was not "Are people obligated to give candy" Jessica's question was "Is this a good idea, bad idea or does she need to mind her own business"

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    I would be very surprised if this woman doesn't wake up on Nov. 1st with her house egged and toilet papered. In this case I can't say I would blame anyone for doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Good idea? Bad idea? Needs to mind her own business?
    To go back to the original question, I will say it is a bad idea and mean, but her right to pass out what ever she wants to someone coming to her house.

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    Ugh. That is truly awful. If you don't want to hand out candy, don't hand out candy, but that doesn't make it then okay to hand out nasty letters instead. I can't believe anyone thinks that is okay!!!
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