Two for Tuesday

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Two for Tuesday
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Tue, 03-12-2013 - 3:29pm

1. What's for dinner?

2. What is one thing that you are looking forward to?

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 6:43pm
"Deal" with a hungry child? Isn't that part of a parent's job to make sure their child is fed, even with a picky eater?
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 6:46pm
Thanks, 7 years now :(
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 7:10pm
I don't think it's a parent's job to make sure a child is fed.i think it's the parents' job to provide healthy meals. If the kid chooses not to eat them, that's on the kid. A healthy child may refuse a meal or a dish in order to make a point, but no healthy child is going to starve himself or herself.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 7:44pm

bordwithyou wrote:
I don't think it's a parent's job to make sure a child is fed.i think it's the parents' job to provide healthy meals. If the kid chooses not to eat them, that's on the kid. A healthy child may refuse a meal or a dish in order to make a point, but no healthy child is going to starve himself or herself.

I agree with this. But I don't fight food battles at our house. When I was a kid, I hated peas & milk. Forcing me to sit at the table and eat it didn't make me like it. It just made me (and my folks) miserable. I respect there are some things that DH and I like that kids don't. So DS is welcome to make himself a PB&J or heat up leftovers or whatever. And I will make DD a sunbutter sammie if I know I'm making something she doesn't like. I also know how taste buds change--I still loathe peas and milk but I love sweet potatoes, which I formerly HATED. So I require a taste of whatever we're eating, but I don't force the issue. I also don't do the clean plate club b/c I think they know when they're finished. That drives my ILs crazy.

Tonight DH's flight from SLC is delayed. I had leftover chicken noodle soup, DS had leftover pork chops (I made stuffing for him and peeled an orange), and DD had saltines and jello w/gatorade on the couch. I'm still in survival mode w/her on day 3 1/2 of this stomach bug. On the bright side, my house is ridiculously clean. B/c I've been trapped in it for 3 days straight...

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 7:59pm
I agree they will not starve but if it is a continuous thing, then adjustments need to made and it is not the end of the world and will not continue forever.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 8:00pm
Actually, I said deal with the behavior of a hungry child. I have and continue to provide healthy food for my children. I can't, and won't even try, to force feed them. I also refuse to turn meal time into a battle. There are three meal choices available; the meal that was prepared for the family, peanutbutter and bread, or nothing at all. I am not sure what all the fuss is about.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 8:04pm
So basically you are punishing the child for not liking what is for dinner by giving them only pb on bread.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 8:14pm
Funny that you insist on calling it punishment, lol. The kid has options. Simple as that.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 8:15pm
I don't think she's punishing the kid. In my house it was either eat your dinner, or if you are still hungry, have a peanut butter sandwich or a bowl of cereal. We always have a bowl of fruit on the counter the kids are free to eat as much as they want from. If they won't eat cereal, on sandwich, fruit, or dinner, then it seems to me they are trying to initiate a power struggle. Momma don't play that game.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 8:18pm

Macklemore wrote:
So basically you are punishing the child for not liking what is for dinner by giving them only pb on bread.
It isn't a punishment, it's an option. To me, a punishment would be forcing the child to sit there and eat something they didn't like. Or sending them to bed w/nothing to eat. I don't do force feeding. PB isn't an option for my kiddo w/food allergies. She gets sunbutter. Or a nitrate-free hot dog. Or leftovers (noodles w/daiya alternative cheese is a favorite). Refusing to cater to a child's whims isn't punishment. Do you like everything that comes your way? All the time? Of course not. Learning to suck it up and deal is a valuable life lesson.

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