I am sure that many of you can relate to the battles that occur at dinner time. It can lead to a lot of frustration and power struggles. How often have we all said “eat your dinner?” It has been known to happen in our home from time to time, although I would like to think that I have gained wisdom over time.
This is a topic that comes up at least once a day while I am seeing patients. The concerns range from “my child is a picky eater” to “my child does not eat enough.” I suspect the underlying fear is that many parents feel that they are not doing a good job at feeding their child unless they see them eat something at dinner time, even if it means offering not so healthy options. The tactics I see used range from bribery to not being allowed to leave the table until they eat their dinner no matter how long it takes.
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