My 3 year old son, however has just become more defiant. I've tried the same things with him as I have the older 2 and nothing is working!! Tonight, I made a casserole that all of us thought was amazing, but he wouldn't touch it. He tried sneaking it to the dog, pretending to take bites, putting it on his siblings' plates...you name it he tried it. I finally told him that he could choose to start eating or go to bed. He got up and headed to bed. I put the food in the fridge.
Here's my question...what next? Do I feed it to him for breakfast, lunch? Do I just throw it out and say that going to bed hungry was punishment enough? Keep in mind, he's only 3, so I'm trying to teach him a lesson without being too harsh.