Yes, this is in the right section. My almost 11yo is driving me nuts. She still insists on eating with her fingers...all the time. She gets a fork or spoon but puts it down after a few bites and eats with her fingers. I'm not talking finger foods like hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, etc. I'm talking cereal (yes, she sticks her fingers in and picks out the cereal), mashed potatoes, vegetables, all sorts of messy stuff. It's just gross and irritating. And embarrassing when we are out to eat and she's eating her food with her fingers (scooping it up and slurping it off her fingers).
She is perfectly capable of eating with a fork/spoon and has known how since she was like 1 1/2-2 years old. I'm so tired of telling her to use a fork, quit eating with her fingers, etc. It's multiple times at every meal. She also picks food out of the serving dishes with her fingers.
Anyone else have this problem? How did you get them to stop? My other kids don't do that (they are 9, 8 and almost 5). Occasionally I catch them but I warn them and they don't do it again the entire meal.
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