So today i wanted to take the time to talk about picky eaters and ways i get them to try new foods. I have three girls all of them have different appetites. My middle child has the worst time when it comes to foods she has never tried before. Sometimes its like pulling teeth to get her to eat. One thing for certain i never give up, and i keep trying until they try it.
Broccoli for example is one of the things my child hated. The first time i gave it to her i gave it to her plain. She pushed it to the side and ate around it. The second time we had broccoli i drenched it in butter and she loved it! If at first you don't succeed dip it in butter.
I do not allow TV and other electronics at the table. The less distractions that you have at the table the better try and keep them to a minimum. My living room and kitchen are close together and you can watch the TV from the kitchen. We have to turn it off before we sit down or else it takes forever for them to eat. Trust me if you do this you will be able to get them to finish their food.
Positive attention and reinforcement is important. I always applaud my kids when they try something new even if they don't like it. While they are eating i try and give them attention by asking them how the meal is. I always make sure to have desert available because i can use that as a bargaining chip for them to finish up their plates. Remember kids will be kids and we have to always be one step ahead.
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