Samantha - posted on 09/29/2011 ( 91 moms have responded )
So I have always wondered, what does a mother do/refrain from doing, to create a child who won't eat what you put in front of them. "My daughter won't eat meat" for example. If you and your "partner" eat chicken like there's no tomorrow, or beef, or even turkey....why would they not eat it? I remember a phase when my boys tried the "I don't want that!!"...I ignored it, or told them "That's too bad, eat it or you'll be hungry." ...they'd take a few minutes to think, and by the time I was clearing the table, the plate was empty. Too harsh? I don't think I was. Now anything I cook, they eat with no problem. I've seen mom's post "If she/he doesn't like it, I cook something else." ARE YOU NUTS?!...I think that's insane. You're the mom. YOU cooked it, THEY need to eat it....put your foot down. It's like a battle that THEY win. We can't have kids winning battles that young...God knows what that creates later. So any feedback? lol... I'm curious if I'm the ONLY mom who feels like this or has thought about it.
Edit: I'm NOT saying all children are the same, I'm also not saying you should force feed your child. It's assumed you're serving your child something nutritious, and something that they can at least digest without setting their mouth's on fire. (spicy foods..) This is just MY opinion, and it's not for everyone. Each mother is different too. I had two mothers in mind when I posted it, and they have more problems than just food issues.