how can i make my son eat fast during meal time?

Jhoanna - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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i really had a difficult time making my son finished his food everyday. it takes him 2-3 hours every meal. he's already 5 years old and i want to train him to eat fast. HELP!

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Michelle - posted on 09/11/2012

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Give him a time limit. Start off with maybe an hour and slowly reduce it. Once the time is up take away his plate, he will soon learn that if he doesn't eat at the same pace as the rest of the family he will go hungry.

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Jodi - posted on 09/11/2012

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We had one kid like that - we started setting a timer, shortening the time each day. He was able to see the timer, and see the time winding down. Once the buzzer went off, the meal was taken. It worked. I only had to send him off hungry a few times.



He is now a teenager, and it barely touches the sides of his throat now, LOL. Believe me, the slow eating is also just a phase :D

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