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Wiredog wrote:We have a rule that you have to try one (legitimate sized) bite of any new food. If you just don't like it, make a meal of whatever else is served. The kids should be expected to try new foods, but they are not expected to like everything any more than the adults are.
Bingo! It's what was was called in my household a "no thank you helping". It was usually no more than a spoon size serving and no penalty was ever handed out for not finishing it.
It provided a way to introduce foods and tastes while the adults can learn what the child WILL eat.
Sugar 'em up and send 'em home
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they either eat or don't eat...of course, at this point, they're the ones doing a majority of the cooking anyway...
*I* have FIVE Quality Posts! no, seriously...how did that happen?!
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gholt121 wrote:Eat what you're served or go hungry until the next meal. Period.
Seriously. Wakko Talks Faboo! is wrong with people these days? They're raising a generation of namby pamby, narcissistic, spoiled brats. Oh, wait...that's the parents. God only knows what horrible creatures the next generation will be!
Children are like dogs. If you don't train them, they will train you. Make healthy meals (WITH your children so they can start cooking for you), serve them, set the timer... Dinner is OVER when it's over. They'll eat long before hunger becomes a medical problem.
Just be sure all animals have 24/7 access to clean water.
Please do not increment my Quality Posts count. 69 is a good place to be. ;-)
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