Has turned into the biggest source of stress in my life!! No matter what I make all I hear is "Gross!! Can we have something else? I don't want this!!". Then they sit there and play and fight instead of eating. "She's kicking me!! He just threw a pea at me!! She's pushing the table!!". Then I'll MAKE them put a bite in their mouths and they push it over to their cheek and refuse to swallow. I usually have dinner ready around 6:30 and we're not usually done until around 9 because I literally have to sit at the table with them saying "stop fighting. Don't throw your food. No, you can't get up. Eat a bite!! Now swallow the bite. Sit back down. Take another bite." And so on until they finally finish their food. It's completely ridiculous. I'm to the point of having a panic attack every night when dinner time is approaching.
Does anyone else deal with this? Please give me suggestions on how to handle it because I'm at my wits end. Btw they're 8, 6, and 3.
on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:28 PM