Originally Posted by Rachel1786
Thanks for all the tips
I know the biggest problem is his eating habits, he is SO stubborn! Tonight for instance I made salmon, rice and broccoli, I knew he probably wouldn't eat the salmon, but I put it on his plate without saying anything. "I don't like that, this isn't good, I'm not eating it" I just say ok, but you have to sit here then. He literally sat there over an hour and refused to eat! The kid cannot live on chicken nuggets as much as he would love to and his father would be content to allow him(since it's easy). I'm tired of always being the bad guy and I hate that he went to bed I without eating but if he keeps getting nuggets in the end, then he will always just not eat and hold out for his dad to cave in.
Anyone have suggestions for picky eaters?
He does get daily vitamins(hero national yummi gummies) but that is not a substitute for not eating real food
I tell mine, you don't have to eat it but you do need to TRY it. So if they try one absolutely teeny morsel, that's fine. If they don't want to eat, that's fine too, your plate goes on the kitchen counter and if we are all eating together, you sit with us until we are done otherwise you are free to go.
If they are hungry later, they can have all the veggies they want and fruit in reasonable quantities (REAL fruit, not sugary canned stuff). Anything else gets the, "I'm sorry, you didn't eat your dinner, so you must not be hungry". The dog gets their food after they are in bed. I don't want them watching that nor will I re-serve meals that were untouched (unless kid specifically asks me to save their food. Mine will do that if they like it but were too full to eat it all).
Mine are now 9 and 11 and eat almost anything. The 9yd old will not eat steak. Flat out, absolutely not going to eat it. Neither will eat Sushi. Since they will eat everything else, I don't fight them on it, especially since there are things I won't eat too! I just make sure we have leftovers of something else for them and hey, more yummy home-raised, grass-fed steak for me!