I have a blended family, I've raised my three children that if the feel full the should stop eating but will not get any snacks they have to wait to eat at the next meal. My SO has raised his two children to finish everything on their plates because "you never know when your going to get to eat again" (he grew up poor) . This difference in parenting styles caused many arguments for the enitire family till we agreed to disagree and have two sets of rules at the table. Well, lately the fight is on again because he feels that my children are being bratty for not eating everthing on their plates ( I only make them finish the vegetables) and his children don't think it's fair that they HAVE to finish everything. ALL the chidren may not be excused till everyone is done eating so that is not the issue. What is the rule in your house? How can I get him to calm down and stop trying to force feed my kids?
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It is not healthy to force yourself to eat more than what your body can handle. So that can cause problems for future health. How to solve this? You and your husband visit a nutritionist. He or she will set you right. I have actually done a wellness group for middle school kids on mind, body, spirit. Part of the body was about eating. Look, for now have your children fix their portions. SMALL portions. They can always go back for more. Leftovers go into the fridge for your hubby's lunch. or compost. General rule is no portion should be bigger than the person's fist who is eating it. A doctor or nutritionist can assist you in what food items should be presented from the food groups. Or go on line and do some digging on what should be at the tabel. As far as calling children bratty - that is only name calling and should end NOW.
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