Weekend PARENTING after divorce: 7 Best Cereals for Kids

Weekend Parenting After Divorce: 7 Best Cereals for kids.

Parenting after divorce is very specific because the things you would get away with if you were still together can become a federal custody case when you are no longer together -and that includes what cereals you feed the kids when they visit you on the weekends. Admittedly, it may not literally become a federal case but feeding the kids the wrong cereals can be a pretty serious infraction depending on who you are dealing with on the other side of the parenting equation.

It is quite astonishing how exacting parents can be with each other after divorce. Things that would have been business as usual in the family really could become an issue in front of a custody judge and sometimes, things can mushroom to the point that what seemed small and innocuous grows into a big issue involving law guardians, gardien ad litems and judges who take your children away or reduce the time you spend with them.

Could this happen over diet? It is possible. Do not underestimate these seemingly small issues because these days, it is not a small issue if your child is unhealthy, obese or have health emergencies because a parent did not respect food allergies.

One food issue a lot of parents need to pay more attention to is the types of breakfasts they are feeding their children.

Too many kids today not just in America but in many other countries as well as eating overly sweet cereals and other sugary things for breakfast to the detriment of their health. If both parents are ok with this, then fine. Go for it. But if one parent is against feeding the child too many sweet things it may be necessary to actually have a meal plan for the kids, including the breakfast you feed them on weekends.

These 7 bowls of cereal are always a sure bet for the weekend parent to feed the kids without risking the wrath of your ex:

  1. Oatmeal (GF Harvest)
  2. Cream of Wheat
  3. Bulgur (Bob’s Red Mill)
  4. Cornflakes (Kelloggs)
  5. Honey Bunches of Oats (Post)
  6. Honey Nut Cheerios (General Mills)
  7. Granola (Nature valley)

There are obviously other cereals and other brands that you can use. And of course, think about allergies before you buy cereal and feed it to the kids. For example, a lot of kids are allergic to wheat so that could eliminate bulgur and cream of wheat. Other kids could have issues with nuts which makes granola a risk. You have to know and understand the risks. The idea is that as a weekend parent, you want to avoid getting branded a bad parent for feeding your children sugary, inappropriate cereals.

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