Cleaning Your Plate
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|Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:10am|
I was just reading through this feature where members answer the question "Were you forced to clean your plate?"
My mom would always ask that we take three bites of each food item on our plates, and that was good enough. My dad, on the other hand, wanted the plates cleaned and would often make us sit there for what felt like hours. Sometimes I was able to get the dog to eat it whatever the offensive food was. Other times, I could hide it in my napkin. Like the other members, I have bad memories of liver dinners. I have never made this for my family, and I don't think I know anyone else who has.
Our rule is that the kids have to try the food on their plate. I do the 3 bite rule, and I haven't had any backlash from the kids. So far, they've agreed to try anything.
Were you forced to clean your plate at meal times? Do you have your child clean his/her plate?