My SOs boy is 8 and we had the same problem. I did the same thing as Anubis8733. He either ate what he was served, or didn't eat. No snacks. If he was hungry, he could finish his dinner. I tried to make at least one think he liked for dinner. If I know he doesn't particularly like something, like carrots, he only gets a small serving, but he has to have some. He has come a long way. Sometimes it takes a while, but he doesn't even complain anymore. Before we started this, we "laid down the law" about it so there were no questions. My boys have the same rules, although I was more lax before.
at 9:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2008