IMO children should eat when they are hungry and only eat as much as they want. IMO forcing children to eat when we want them to and forcing them to clear their plate can lead to poor eating habits. Like teaching them to eat even if they are not hungry, and that they HAVE to clear their plate before they are allowed to leave the table. My parents used the "clear your plate" method and i have had weight and eating issues my whole life. So i decided to let my son eat on his terms and it has worked out great for me. i am not suggesting that you let them eat whatever they want. Im saying let them eat when they are hungry not just because its breakfast time or lunch time. and if they only want 2 bites so be it. not forcing them to finish. I do suppliment with pediasure half and half with milk when he wants milk. just to make sure he is not lacking if he decides hes not very that day. i still want him to get his vitamins. Let me know your thoughts and preferences CM
Answer by LeJane at 10:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
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Answer by MeandMyBabes at 11:49 AM on Jul. 1, 2011
My son eats as much as he likes at scheduled meal and snack times.
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