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I’m a little fired up.

I just read a comment from a mom on Facebook, asking for suggestions on what to make her 15-year old for lunches this year. Did you say 15?

I’m going to try and say this as nicely as I can. If you’re a parent of a 15-year-old, you need to stop making their lunches. Just stop it already!

This is NOT a mom-shaming post!!

This is a ‘teenagers, get off your butts and start taking responsibility for our lunches‘ post.

As parents, it is our job to raise independent and contributing adults, not consumers who go out into the world and who need someone to babysit them. Our boys have been making their own lunch since they were eight years old. I provide the ingredients and some nutritional counselling, but beyond that, they were on their own.

If you are 15, you need to be making your own lunches.

Teenagers, you’re better than that! Look up some basic recipes and ingredients online. Cause you can be making your own lunch. I believe in you.

Do you know WHY making school lunches for your tween/teen feels so UGH? Because it’s gone beyond being YOUR responsibility. And don’t even get me started on that same tween/teen complaining about what you put in their lunch.

But Aly, if I let them make their own lunch they’ll just grab junk or they won’t eat enough. That’s where your guidance comes in! Have the ingredients in your homes to make it easy and start but making lunches at dinner the night before when all the food is already out. Trust me, when your teen gets hungry enough they’ll care about their lunch.

That only happens when you step back so they can step up. Share this below with someone you think needs to be set free of the school lunch insanity.  

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