My daughter is so picky and stubborn she wont eat anything but hot dogs, top ramen or fast food (mcdonalds/burger king). Friends, family and even WIC have told me to sit her down and "force" her to eat. If she doesnt, save it for the next meal. I made chicken pot pie the other night and picked out the chicken on her plate to avoid hearing her literally cry about not wanting to eat chicken. She ate it like that before. This time she started crying when she saw it. Fed up with being her short order cook I sent her to bed without eating. She didnt want it for breakfast lunch or dinner the next day either. So now we are on day two. It's lunch time and I put it in front of her. Tears. Bed. How long will she keep this up? They say, "dont give in, she wont starve herself." Well she is her mothers daughter, I would starve myself to avoid eating something gross.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by duckigrrl at 4:26 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 10:56 AM on Jan. 30, 2010
We use the 3 bite rule. You must try 3 bites of what is on your plate; if you don't like it, you fix yourself peanut butter and honey on whole grain toast with a kiwi or apple. Even my husband is expected to follow the rule. If you cave now, you will forever have a picky monster on your hands. I promise that your child will not starve. Parents who cave are part of the reason why one half of American children are both undernourished and overweight. One third of children born in this century will develop type 2 diabetes. Keep offering a variety of healthy foods; stop buying junk foods until the picky phase has passed. Make sure that you are setting a great example by eating a variety of healthy foods
Answer by rkoloms at 10:57 AM on Jan. 30, 2010
Answer by jlizgar at 12:04 PM on Jan. 30, 2010