"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!