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Do you force your children

to eat what you make? Do you cook different things for each person?

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Asked by mom-de-uno at 5:47 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No, I do not cook different meals for different people. Dinner is what dinner is, I am not a short order cook.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 5:48 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • i am not a fast order cook they eat what i make, if they dont like it they dont eat, they eat enough healthy snacks during the day that they dont eat much for meals

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 5:49 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • They eat what we eat. We make things we know they like.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 5:49 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • When they were little, they had to try at least a little bit of everything we had. Now they're teens and they can choose to eat it or not but I do not make different things for different people. If someone doesn't like what we're having, they're welcome to make themselves a sandwich or look through leftovers for something they like more.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 5:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • i dont force her to eat but i dont make her special food either. if she is hungry she will eat what i make.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 5:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Well, I don't 'force' them to eat anything. I just put it in front of them they can eat it or not. I do not make separate meals. I am not a short order chef.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:52 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Nope...I do not mind making different meals at all.I see no point making something that they will waste....

    Answer by ryanlynn at 5:52 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • i cook what i want, if they dont like it. well they dont eat.

    Answer by piwife at 5:52 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • They eat what I give them. They dont have a choice about it, but since they never have they dont mind. I dont force them to eat, if they dont eat it they just dont eat. But if they want seconds of some part of dinner they have to eat everything first.

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 6:14 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I don't force anybody to eat anything, but I am firm when it comes to the rules - if I say "you have to eat this banana before you can have toast", then that rule stands, etc. If they don't eat the banana, fine, but they can't have the toast they want.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 6:16 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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