Stephanie - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
My daughter will be 3 in november. For quite some time one of our major battles is over meal time. She doesn't want to eat! Sometimes she will finish her plate, and when she does we always praise and reward, however, more often than not she will fuss and shout and refuse the meal in front of her. She is not a picky eater, just terribly stubborn. (like her mom) I refuse to make separate meals for her (as i already have to cater to a nine month old) Anyway, she is aware of the difference of snacks and meals, I do not go over board on snacks, the schedule (and i'm very schedule orriented) is : Breakfast-7am snack-9am lunch-11:30am nap-1-3 snack 3pm supper 5pm (sometimes 5:30 depending on daddies arrival) So... what am I doing wrong? any suggestions?
Sometimes she will eat if I spoon feed her, but I'm scared to do it too much. I don't want to start bad habits.
p.s. a snack is normally a yogurt sized cup of blueberries, or fish crackers, or cheese etc.