Not eating proper food
Sarah - posted on 03/01/2014
You could try making "special treat" foods together such as muesli biscuits. Cookie cutter cookies with icing no colouring or flavourings are a great project to do together. Another treat is to peel bananas cut them in half, stick them onto a chopstick, wrap in glad wrap and put in the freezer - a good alternative to ice creams. You can also dip the banana in honey and coconut before freezing. Eating treats may be a total experience - not just one of eating. It is associated usually with people around you being happy, and in a child's case a sense of well being and pleasure from parents. Sit down together and eat something that you have cooked together. When the ice - cream truck goes past you ( or before if you know when it's coming) you could try saying with a smile " we can't have ice cream today but which special treat would you like" - then give her a choice of one of the three things she has helped to make. Tell her what a great choice that is. Then sit down with her and eat one each of what she has chosen together. Have a good time and fun together.
Michelle - posted on 02/28/2014
You need to set the expectations now or she will be walking all over you as she gets older. When you say no you need to stick to it. Don't give in when she cries or has a tantrum or she will keep going because she knows she will eventually get it.
Maybe you need to take some parenting courses, you need to be able to say no to her.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 02/28/2014
simple: You tell her that you said NO, you meant NO, and that is the end of it.
SHE is not the adult, YOU are the adult. SHE should not be in control, YOU should, as the parent.
QUIT GIVING IN. She screams. Ok, time out, quietly. The time in the time out chair restarts every time she screams again. She nags? She can sit quietly in her room, and if she continues to complain, time out...
YOU CAN HELP IT, BECAUSE YOU ARE THE AUTHORITY IN THE HOME.
Maryam - posted on 02/27/2014
Thanks every one..... sometimes i cant help it... like when the ice cream van stops and plays that particular music, she starts demanding ice cream.... if i try to distract her,,, she starts nagging and cries with tears.... I don't know what to do at that time??? I am a single dad.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 02/27/2014
Stop giving it to her. Children don't go shopping, they don't purchase the junk food, parents do, as a stop gap measure to bribe their kids into proper behaviour.
Rather than that, stop buying the junk, and offer only healthy options.
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