Crystal - posted on 08/16/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3.5 yrs old, very smart and very opinionated & stubborn. We've been trying to get her to eat "real food" for a while now. She completely refuses. Of all things she'll try (which i know is good) is broccoli. She'll take little bites. Fine. But when we tell her to take little bites of chicken or pasta, she throws a complete tantrum. We've sent her to bed and nap without lunch and/or dinner a few times. I don't know what else to do. All we're asking is for her to taste it; not forcing her to eat a bunch. I'm worried she's not getting enough nutritious foods for her development. Any suggestions? Things you've tried? I even tried what Supernanny suggested ... not allowing them to leave the table until they take a bite... she sat there all afternoon!!! Stubborn as all get up. Thanks!!!