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I sent my kids to bed without dinner.

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
They wanted to sit there and whine and be rude because it wasn't what "they wanted". I gave them one warning to drop the attitudes, and they refused, so it was off to bed without dinner.

Sorry Charlie, in my house, you eat dinner if you're hungry. If you want to sit there and be rude, saying "yuck" to food and whining, there are consequences.

Would you do the same?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:23 PM
I wasn't using the food itself as punishment. More along the lines of if they want to whine like that and be rude, it's time for bed.

They aren't starving.

Quoting peanutsmommy1: No, I dont use food as punishment
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:23 PM


Quoting peanutsmommy1: No, I dont use food as punishment
Jennifina
by Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:24 PM
In our home based on the advice from our boys' pediatrician, we have dinner as a family. If they chose not to eat that's up to them, but there are no other options and no snacks or desserts unless dinner is attempted. They are expected to sit with us as a family whether or not they chose to eat the meal we've served. If they have a fit, they're asked to go in their room until they calm down and then they're welcome to come back to the table with us.
nelliesmommy
by on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:24 PM
I wouldn't give them something else to eat. You eat it or you don't. I'm not saying I feed them things they don't like. Anyway, they won't die not eating one night.
norahsmommy
by Platinum Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:24 PM
I would have done the same.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Exactly! You don't act like that at the table in my house, period.

Quoting Anonymous: I've done it before and I will do it again. You don't whine and bitch when someone took time to prepare a meal for you
Littlebunnyfufu
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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My dad used to do this. I will always think this is wrong.

No I wouldn't send my son to bed hungry. But I would provide a simple snack (healthy fruit or veggies) because hungry helps no one and creates food issues. Food should not be a battle and if there is compromise and healthy habits are taught early and consistently it usually isn't a problem.

Quoting ncbirdie:

Yep.  And it gets wrapped up and served to them for breakfast.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM
I dont blame you. Kids are very ungrateful
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM

What did you fix?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Yes and I have done it

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