Posted: 30/12/2014 at 08:38
And above all else, if they dont eat their veg, dont offer anything else, especially no pudding, or sweets later, if they dont eat dinner, they are not hungry. If they know there is sonething else forthcoming they will probably just wait for that.
Dont make them eat it all, just make the effort with some of each. Then reward with pud. We have always been strict with ours, me with mine, daughter with hers, they only ever had mixed veg right from weening, first mashed then chunks, they just get on with it now they are 5 and 11.
I am not sure about the ignoring and they will come round later. My DIL never bothered if hers didnt eat it and at 28 and 29, they still dont and never will, both 6'4" and strong as ox, never get anything wrong with them, so I wonder if it really matters.
My daughter reckons colon cancer will be the biggest killer in the future because of all the junk food kids eat these days. She is a childminder and has done her food and nutrution courses, the one thing that really annoys her when she takes on a new child is when mother says dont worrg about food, she/he is just a grazer, that means just some sweets and crisps while they run around and play!