favourite meal shoul be given to child

Shivani - posted on 08/06/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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sometimes it happened,most of the mothers pressurise their childern to eat what they want them to eat.forget this, let them eat your child to eat what they actually likes,instead they will not eat anything,atleast they are taking meal or snacks of their choice

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Cindy - posted on 08/08/2013

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We have a two bite rule. The first will usually be hated because they've already told themselves they hate it. The second determines if they really don't like it. I let my stepdaughter be a part of each meals decisions. I give two options and she picks; now and then she makes a suggestion and sometimes it works. I let her help cook too; I've been with her dad 4 years, since she was 2, and even stirring a sauce helped her be involved. The more involved she is, it seems she is more open to trying new things.

Amy - posted on 08/07/2013

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My kids are kind of picky eaters but they don't dictate what they eat. They get to choose breakfast, and lunch, dinner is my choice. I don't make desperate meals but I know my son doesn't like sauce so his gets pulled out before I add sauce onto it. I would also add I don't eat junk food so I don't buy it, because my kids haven't been exposed to a lot of chips or processed foods they choose healthy snacks (fruits and veggies). So I don't disagree with your statement but if you never expose your children to a variety if foods they are never going to like them.

Gena - posted on 08/07/2013

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And we were always aloud to choose what we want to eat on our birthday..we NEVER wanted mac or kfc.My sisters and i usualy asked for my dads great lasagne.And my parents didnt do a bad job with us because besides liver i eat almost everything...Tripe,Horse meat,Rabbit,Tongue,Even our tripe thats cooked with a sheeps head.(all these meals were on special ocasions) i have tried donkey salami and crocodile. ..so i am not fussy at all. And yes here where i live horse meat is sold.

Gena - posted on 08/07/2013

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My parents always made me try everything and eat whats on the plate.I do it the same with my son he gets what i cook for the family.The only thing i dont eat is liver,so i dont cook it.But he will get his chancr to try it.I remember my cousin was such a fussy eater and when they came on holiday her mom told my dad while he was cooking not to put onions in because she wont eat it.My dad just chopped the onion fine and put it in he was annoyed...and who loved the bolognese? Yes my cousin she didnt even realize she was eating onion.And this girl is still fussy but i ask myself why the hell do you eat mcdonalds burgers? i cant stand fussy eaters. If somebody cant eat something because the taste is so bad that they want to throwup..ok.but by her i am sure the parents made her to be so fussy.

Jodi - posted on 08/07/2013

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I didn't say thank God anything. I said I was glad that I didn't create fussy children by catering to their whims and was not referring to YOUR child (or anyone in particular's child, for that matter, just that fussy eaters are a pain to have to deal with. That doesn't make them any less special......).

Shivani - posted on 08/07/2013

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firstly I think we shouln't say like this thank god isn't my child ,what i think any childern is special to their parents, so I disappointed ............by ur statement
but ur facts are true regarding food

Firebird - posted on 08/06/2013

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My kid will eat what I put on her plate, or she simply won't eat. I always make sure that there's at least one thing I know she'll eat, but other than that, she can take what she gets. She'll whine and complain if there's something she doesn't like, but she won't starve herself.

Jodi - posted on 08/06/2013

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I disagree. Your child is only going to learn to like some foods by continuing to offer them. It can take many times trying a food for a child to learn to like it. I have never made separate meals for my children. My children are much older now, and they will try anything and pretty much eat most foods. If you start allowing them to pick and choose all the time, you are going to raise a fussy child. And take it from someone who has been there - there is nothing worse than your kid inviting a fussy child over for a sleepover. It's the biggest pain in the butt. I am so glad that isn't my child.

Michelle - posted on 08/06/2013

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Yes and no. If all the children will eat is junk food then no way will they choose what they eat. I cook 1 meal each night that I know the children will eat so they are expected to eat it. They are taught this from when they start eating what we eat and I don't have fights at meal times.
My husband's nephew has been brought up like that and at 14 he will only eat nuggets and chips!!!!!! It's unhealthy and he is a very sickly child.
Sorry but my children are going to be brought up eating a variety of food and being able to go out for a date to somewhere other McDonalds!

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