Getting fussy eaters to eat!Getting kids to eat is one of the common concerns of all parents. Whether your children avoid anything green, don’t like certain fruits or flat out refuse to eat anything outside of their limited range, it seems that fussy eating is escalating. And parents are pulling their hair out getting their kids to eat. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be that way?
And that the problem might start with you?WHAT????? If you’re hitting up the farmers market at sunrise on the weekend, cooking clean treats for lunch boxes and poring over recipes books to find that one meal your kids will actually eat without fuss, my comment above might be a blow to the gut.
But think about this when it comes to your fussy eaters:
- Are there particular foods that you avoid eating, or foods you have ‘hated’ since childhood?
- Do you start sentences with “I shouldn’t eat this” or “that’s so bad” or “I feel so terrible since I ate XYZ”
- If the kids don’t eat dinner, do you make them something else to ensure their tummies are full before bed?
- Do you make deals (bribes!) that they can have a reward or dessert if they eat their meal?
- Do you subscribe to the “eat everything on your plate” rule?