Article Link: http://www.childcareexchange.com/article/picky-eaters-palate-protection-or-pampering/5018674/â€" Situation â€"
â€œEvery time I serve something different, even if only a chunk of pineapple on pizza, one or more of my kids refuses to try it!â€œ
â€œMy daughter actually gags at the sight of a glass of milk!â€œ
â€œMy son wonâ€™t eat anything but cornflakes â€" breakfast, lunch, or dinner!â€œ
â€" Solution â€"
At a recent dinner one of my friends told about asking me (the groupâ€™s supposed parenting â€˜expertâ€™) what to do about a â€˜picky eater.â€™ She laughed as she described how I had thrown up my hands and said, â€œDarned if I know!â€œ The truth is, as a mom of four proficient picky eaters, this topic has long challenged me.
Then another friend told about preparing separate meals for her sons and herself, due to food allergies. Upon hearing that, a third person, said, â€œIâ€™d no sooner have served my boys different menus than Iâ€™d buy a ticket to the moon!â€œ (Fortunately for everyone, her sons didnâ€™t have allergies.) But if youâ€™re like me, no matter what my head says, in my gut I am tormented that my darlings will starve to death â€" and it would be all my fault! Three themes are apparent from this discussion.