let her sit there until all her food is gone.
stop giving in.
Let her eat a few bites and be done. When she gets hungry enough, she will eat. Toddlers don't always eat that much. She won't starve.
Let her do it herself. When she is done she is done. She will eat what she needs and if she needs more. She will learn to eat more when she is sitting there and eating.
Quoting areyouatroll:At least she isn't crying for attention....
my DD tried this. I told her she was a big girl and could feed herself. If she didn't want to eat all her food (i based her portions on how much I know she can eat) then she wouldn't get dessert. If she still didn't finish it then I put her leftovers (still on the plate) in the fridge and when she said she was hungry later, I pulled it out, heated it up and gave it to her, as the only thing she was allowed to eat. Good luck!
Let her do it herself... she'll eat as much as she needs. She doesn't have to eat a bunch at each meal
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