"No thank you" bite of food

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Registered: 06-25-2005
"No thank you" bite of food
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 4:54pm

Thanks to whichever brilliant soul mentioned the "no thank you" bite of food. I've always made my kids try new foods, but it's often been the cause of much distress in our house.

The last time there was a food discussion on this board where someone mentioned the "no thank you bite," it occurred to me that maybe if I used that specific phrase with ds, he'd accept the concept better. It's working!

I think the fact that it's a polite phrase -- and a rejection phrase at that -- combined with the fact that it's a concrete quantity of food ("one bite" vs "a small taste") is really working for ds. Just now he saw me fixing soup for dinner. We don't eat a lot of soups (too many combined flavors), so ds isn't used to eating dinner with a spoon. He asked how he'd eat his "no thank you bite" with a fork. I was THRILLED that he was planning on voluntarily tasting it. Woo-hoo-hoo!

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Fri, 02-19-2010 - 10:13pm

It's funny how the phrasing can make all the difference! I'm glad you found somethign that helped (I can't claim credit LOL).

I remember feeling so amazed when my kids started asking to try food. It was quite a shock at first!

-Paula

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-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com