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Well, my son is 18 years old now. He wasn't too picky & would try everything. But occasionally we would have something that obviously most kids aren't going to like (grilled salmon or salad as the entree) I'd make him something else. In time he grew to love the salmon (he's been grilling since he was 12, I'm not kidding) & grills it wonderfully. Salad, he'll eat it but it's not his favorite thing.
10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!
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crystalrose629 wrote:My kids are preschoolers and toddlers so I do make them something else. However they must at least try what is made and if they don't want it the alternative is a bowl of cereal. There is always something made at dinner that everyone likes to. Whether they are in the 'mood' to eat it is up to them.
Yeah, we offer other things when our 2 1/2 year old flat out refuses, but if she continues to refuse anything we offer, she can just go hungry. Although she usually will end up eating something once she realizes after dinner is over and we refuse to give her the snacks she keeps asking for that she really isn't going to get anything else.
-Heather (First Burgandy Olfactory Center 12/6/11)
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I'll have to remember the shopping technique for my kids!
baqui63 wrote:The rule was you must taste everything at least once (and if I didn't remember you already tasting it, then you had to taste it again). On many occasions, after a taste, they ate it willingly. The was always enough variety multiple courses or leftovers in the fridge) that nutrition was never a problem, even if something was not liked very much.
Also, my kids generally were involved in the shopping for and choosing of the sides (vegetables and starch) for meals and several times a month they got to pick the entire menu (multiple choice, with fill ins).
Now (ages 17 and 19) they will eat just about anything and enjoy almost everything. They are also quite good cooks themselves.
that was fun while it lasted!