Was I too harsh? Considering going to get my daughter...
...out of bed.
I just tried to feed her dinner. She didn't want to eat. That's fine, I don't force the issue here. I did offer her a sweet potato and she decided she would eat that. I made it, was letting it cool off and hear my son start crying. I asked him what happened and he said his sister (my 4 year old) bit him. He wasn't doing anything to her, he was sitting on the couch. They hadn't even said anything to each other. I think she may have wanted the remote, which he was playing with, and she was angry about having to let her potato cool off.
I marched her back to her room and said she was going straight to bed for biting her brother. She's tired... it's only 10 minutes before bedtime... but I still feel badly because she didn't get to eat her potato. I did offer her a healthy dinner and she didn't want to eat it. But I still feel badly and feel like I'm sending a child to bed without dinner.
Was I too harsh? What would you have done?