picky eater son

Maha - posted on 09/08/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 4 years old is a picky eater. he eats cheese Pizza,bread steak,yogurt , milk and fruits only. he was better before, before he accepted to eat green beans, peas, vegetable soup, rice,and rice with chicken than he started to cancel one food after the other, ...I find a big difficulty with him, he tried to hide when I put the food on the table . sometimes he has banana and yogurt only as lunch ...he became so angry if I want him to come and sit on the table with us, he refuses to taste any new food ..I need your help


Sarah - posted on 09/08/2016




This is not unusual behavior. At 4 he doesn't have control over very much in his life, but what he eats is one thing he can control. Keep putting healthy choices in front of him, he will eventually eat. Do not let him fill up on milk or water before a meal. He should not drink juice at all. Praise him for his efforts and encourage him to try new foods. If you can include him in the meal preparation, in he may be more inclined to eat the food. It is reasonable for you to expect him to join you at the table, if he refuses or has a tantrum. ignore him but do not let him eat somewhere else. He can come to the table or go hungry. He will not starve. He will pitch a fit and be crabby but if you are consistent he will learn to sit, eat and move on. If he says he is not hungry, wrap up his meal. when he complains he is hungry, bring out the meal he did not eat and serve it too him.

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