Cut Out the Caffeine
Coming off caffeine can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. And a whopper of a reason. Kids who drink one or more sodas a day have more than a 60 percent chance of becoming obese. That's not exactly the life you want to set your child up for.
Caffeine can be found in colas, energy drinks, iced tea and coffee drinks. But it doesn't stop there, caffeine is also found in chocolate milk, chocolate and cold medications. For people who want to get their kids off caffeine, it can be a reality. Your child can indulge in the occasional soda -- just make it a Sprite, orange soda or other carbonated beverage that's caffeine-free. The best way to ensure a beverage is free of caffeine is to read the label. Of course, the best bet is to encourage your child to drink water, milk or even 100 percent fruit juice as a healthier alternative.