Good afternoon all!
My DD is 10 and is extremely picky! I have tried and tried to encourage her to try new foods, and I cannot get her to. She only eats 2 vegtables, and she doesn't eat any fruits. She has tried a few and doesn't like them. Others she just won't even try. I have tried to force things on her before, tried the "you won't get up until you clean your plate trick", absolutely no snacking, etc etc. I have also read articles how forcing a child can cause eating disorders or other emotional problems and that worries me, so I just feel stuck. I am extremely concerned for her health. She loves anything dairy, which is great, she is definitely getting calcium! The only meat she eats is chicken, some fish--but only fish sticks, also popcorn shrimp. That is it. Does anyone have any effective advice, tricks, etc that I can try and use. Please no judgment that I am a bad mother, or that my kid is a brat, I am in serious need of help and would appreciate any advice I can get! Thank you!!