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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by A&A View Post

Just stopping by to stick up for the "picky" (I really hate that word) kids and adults:

I would put that in the category of sensory disorder. Lots of people are picky though because they don't prefer something. I've been able to get preschoolers to try things just because they know it's a safe place that they wouldn't touch at home because their parents were fine with them not eating it! At school we'd talk about the plant it came from, show pictures, talk about the taste and texture, make graphs about it etc.

Life is hard and while I never advocate or bribing, punishing or cajoling during meal time I do believe that making it fun can make all the difference for some kids. And, while we're on the topic, adults too! I like pretty, fun food better than boring, plain food!
post #22 of 24

Yeah, there's just a difference between "Let's try something new, it will be fun" and "You will sit there until you eat that" which is how my parents treated the situation.  

post #23 of 24
Hugs A&A. If there's one things parents are, it is flawed. Hopefully you successfully feed you and yours with respect! I teach an Early Childhood class and am amazed by the thing people use to get their kids to eat. And they think it's ok because their parents did it- it's a never ending cycle.

Good luck and may peace follow you on your journey!
post #24 of 24

We keep a small spice pantry, so the basic meat-starch-vegetable pattern can be worked out into diverse meals like chili, curry, goulash, stew, and so on.  It keeps us from feeling deprived.

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