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How to Make Your Pickiest Eaters Happy
I’ve visited homes where mealtimes were an absolute headache. The kids don’t want to eat anything but chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese.
This is especially problematic for any home time management plan.
There are actually several things you can do in order to make mealtimes less... shall we be nice and say… hectic. Remember… there is no one size fits all but if you do these consistently they will make a huge difference in the long run.
Have the Child Help Prepare the Menus
When we've helped create something we naturally have more of a stake in it. This is true of kids, too. If you were to sit down with them and create the menus you may be surprised by what you can get them to do.
Let them know… in advance… that there will be some veggies included this week and they are going to be able to pick out some. If you do this consistently, they will… very quickly… get to where they will pick out some voluntarily.
Have the Child Help Prepare the Meals
Again, when the child’s had a stake in something they are more apt to feel positively toward it. If they’ve helped prepare a meal they’ll feel more positively toward it. Have them help in any stage and in any way… even something as simple as sprinkling cheese on top as a garnish will do wonders in the long run.
Do Not Give Alternates… EVER
A big downfall of many plans is that darn backup plan… the hot dog, PB&J, or bowl of cereal. Don’t sabotage your efforts like that.
Don’t forget, you’re aiming to create a natural cycle of (1) Plan, (2) Prepare, and then (3) Eat.
If all 3 are seen as one process and they like the “Planning” and “Preparing” parts then they’ll learn to see the “Eat” part in a more favorable light.
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