How to Make Your Pickiest Eaters Happy

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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.
If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.
Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.
Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @
marysegers@marysegers.com
My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt from my free 58 page eBook on Home Time Management and Cooking which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/get-book
If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.

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  • How to Make Your Pickiest Eaters Happy
  • I’ve visited homes where mealtimes were an absolute headache… for the parents, the kids, and definitely, for me. The kids don’t want to eat anything but chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. As a result there is a lot of him screaming what he wants and the parent screaming that he’s not going to get it.
  • This is especially problematic for any home time management plan. I can’t think of a single person who, trying to pencil in everything in a day, makes sure to pencil in “Spend an hour fighting with Jr. over his dinner.”Nevertheless, this time-wasting routine happens in some homes… night after night after night. The parents are almost used to the mealtime struggle but something in them resists just giving up and settling for this being normal.
  • If you’re reading this then maybe this occurs in your own home. And you may be wondering how to stop it.
  • 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 MenusWhen 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.
  • For example, if they don’t like vegetables sit down together and make a list of all the veggies that you can think of to choose from. When they choose one make sure to fix it like they like it to start with. If they like corn with salt, pepper, and butter then fix it that way for a while until they get used to the idea of eating it. As they get more and more used to it they even begin to like it and then you can fix it differently. This exact method helped my grandson learn to love broccoli… a feat my daughter thought was absolutely impossible.
  • Have the Child Help Prepare the MealsAgain, when the child’s had a stake in something they are more apt to feel positively toward it. Following along with that logic, 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… EVERA 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. Your child will only think of it as “Planning” and “Helping” if you don’t follow through with the third step which is then actually eating the fruits of their labor.
  • 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.
  • If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @marysegers@marysegers.com
  • My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
  • As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 58 page eBook on Home Time Management and Cooking which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/cookingbook
  • If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
  • Remember… you only have one life. It's up to you how you live it.
  • How to Make Your Pickiest Eaters Happy

    1. 1. How to Make Your Pickiest Eaters Happy (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    2. 2. I’ve visited homes where mealtimes were an absolute headache… for the parents, the kids, and definitely, for me. The kids don’t want to eat anything but chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. As a result there was a lot of him screaming what he wants and the parent screaming that he wasn’t going to get it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    3. 3. This is especially problematic for any home time management plan. I can’t think of a single person who, trying to pencil in everything in a day, makes sure to pencil in “Spend an hour fighting with Jr. over his dinner.” Nevertheless, this time-wasting routine happens in some homes… night after night after night. The parents are almost used to the mealtime struggle but something in them resists just giving up and settling for this being normal. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    4. 4. If you’re reading this then maybe this occurs in your own home. And you may be wondering how to stop it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    5. 5. 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. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    6. 6. 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. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    7. 7. 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. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    8. 8. For example, if they don’t like vegetables sit down together and make a list of all the veggies that you can think of to choose from. When they choose one make sure to fix it like they like it to start with. If they like corn with salt, pepper, and butter then fix it that way for a while until they get used to the idea of eating it. As they get more and more used to it they even begin to like it and then you can fix it differently. This exact method helped my grandson learn to love broccoli… a feat my daughter thought was absolutely impossible. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    9. 9. 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. Following along with that logic, 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. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    10. 10. 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. Your child will only think of it as “Planning” and “Helping” if you don’t follow through with the third step which is then actually eating the fruits of their labor. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    11. 11. 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. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    12. 12. If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find. Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends. Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @ marysegers@marysegers.com (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    13. 13. Speaker My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do such as: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework So that you can reinvest that time into: • Your marriage • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    14. 14. As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 58 page eBook aimed at… Home Time Management and Cooking which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/cookingbook (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    15. 15. If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join And I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework And then spending that time on: • Your spouse • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    16. 16. Remember… You only have ONE LIFE. It's up to you how you live it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com

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