September 19, 2011

I think I've done it!

It's no secret that this little priss is a picky eater.



 I mean, all she wants is peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and chicken. Seriously! I've never made a big deal about her eating her veggies, or whatever it may be. I just don't feel the need to force a child to eat something they don't want to. Why fight about food? I know some people who punish their kids for not eating whatever food is offered. {hello, eating disorder in the making}  I just don't believe in that. There comes a time when you have to pick and choose your battles. I really don't want my kids thinking if they don't eat something, they will be punished. 


Fighting over food just becomes a power struggle, and one that, IMO, has potential damaging consequences. 

"Encouraging" is different than forcing. If you provide a healthy variety and eat the foods yourself, most kids will want to 
try what you are eating.

 I mean, as adults, you know what you like, and you sure don't want someone forcing you to eat something you don't, correct? Anyway, here lately Rylee has been asking to try new foods. Last week, she wanted scramble eggs, and yes, she ate them. Last night, she wanted a cheeseburger. . . . yes, she ate it. The whole thing. 
I guess by not forcing her to eat what I think she 
should eat, has worked! 


This momma is happy! I feel like we are making 
progress. . . . one food group at a time. ;)

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