4. Don’t Become a Short-Order Cook
It’s easy to see how parents fall into this trap: they want to see their children eat, so they make favorites foods to appeal to their kids. The downside of this pattern comes
Make one meal for the family to eat and encourage your fussy eater to give it a try. Your child won’t starve if he or she declines a meal.
5. Be M
indful at Mealtimes
Honestly, this advice is good for the whole family. Minimize any distractions, such as cell phones or television during meals. Conversation around the table is entertainment enough, and you can focus on the food itself, savoring the flavor and appreciating the preparation. Your children can learn a lot about gratitude as well as positive eating habits when, as a family, you slow down and truly taste the food on your plate.