No rules only for children. If the parents are not willing to follow the rules set for the house, they should not be imposed on the children. Don’t argue about what your children should and shouldn’t be eating; discuss this in private. As parents, we must be consistent, but not perfect. Likewise, it is okay for the children to be consistent, but not perfect either. For example, if the parents decide that an unhealthy food or a restaurant meal is acceptable for the children once per week, then that goes for the adults, too. Setting an example supported by both parents is the most important and most effective way for your children to develop a healthy attitude toward food.Now, this is a solid strategy, but if you feel this isn’t enough, check out these mealtime accessories. Honestly, I wish I had dump truck utensils growing up—vroom-vroom! Via ParentDish:
Who knows, maybe they’ll help. Although, I have visions of food being driven around the house, the dog licking it up, and angry parents in tow. If you’re scared of that prospect, give this video a look, its very Fuhrman-ish. Take a look:
The girl that “mostly likes different types of meat” kind of looks like a little vampire—get her some fruits and veggies stat!