my 3yo takes forever to finish a meal. what she could finish in 20 minutes to eat (which i thought was a generous amount of time) takes more than an hour. she'll get distracted and start talking, fiddling with things, etc. she'll put the food in her mouth but it takes her 5 minutes to chew and swallow. it's frustrating... and in the end, her meals dont end up finished because we have bigger things to do instead of wait for her to finish a small meal. what do you recommend i do? lots of things arent getting done because i'm waiting for her...
Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by outstandingLove at 2:24 PM on Jun. 21, 2009
make more time in your schedule for her to eat. Or as PP suggested, take the food away whether she is finished or not and make her go hungry.
I would tend to make more time, but that is just me... I don't like to make my kids go without food.
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