Do you make them a separate meal?
I always have made at least 2 different things when making a meal. Dd doesn't eat red meat, so when making red meat, I always make something else so she eats something. Dh doesn't eat spaghetti and when making it, I make another dish just for him. Ds doesn't eat corn (it makes him nauseous because someone forced him to eat corn when that person knew very well he didn't like corn. since that day, the smell of corn makes him gag), so when making corn (always making it outside so my ds doesn't get sick), I will make something else for him.
And if they just don't feel like eating whatever I made, they can go in the freezer and make themselves a tv dinner.
no because ain't nobody got time for that
I've never actually had this problem in my 13 years as a parent. The kids have always liked what we make. But, if they didn't? No, I'm not a short order cook. Everyone eats whatever is cooked.
No, because I am not a short order cook.
Actually I do occasionally. Hubby and I like spicy food, and I can't make her eat that. Otherwise, she eats what we eat. Or leaves it and goes w/o dessert.
No I dont make them something different because I am not a short order cook. Also because it disrespectful and rude for them to expect me to do so. You wouldnt go to someone else's home and expect them to cook you something different would you? We also dont allow snacks in between meals if you didnt eat your meal.
We like to try new recipes. The girls (ages 10 and 6) actually help me make my menu plan. We get on Pinterest and go to town! If I make something new, and they turn their noses up, they have to do 2 "try me" bites. By doing that, we've discovered they actually like it! There has only been a couple of things they didn't care for. In that case, they can make themselves a pb&j to go with their side dishes.
Make another meal? Nope. I'm not going to make some chicken dish and a cheeseburger, if they don't want the chicken. And if they don't want my dinner, they won't get a snack. Their plate will be in the fridge, if they get hungry.
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