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wt to eat

Devshri Goyal
3 to 7 years

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Updated on Dec 26, 2016

hw to make them eat without screen

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Shikha Batra

| Jan 10, 2017

hi again! please tell others before they come together for dinner, to talk about his strengths, how good he has been through out the day or any other topic and not about food or his eating habits as if done repeatedly he would associate food with negative thoughts and would dread meal times. make meal time Happy family time. let him finish at his own speed . I am sure with positive environment around, he will catch up soon. hope this helps!!

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Devshri Goyal

| Jan 10, 2017

hey dear Nita and Shikha... m so overwhelmed with your comments but what I faced as a problem is that my boy is good but sometimes he doesn't want to eat without screen and when on dining table... so many times he behaves like eating way slow or spilling or any urge like he will feel papa or serve him food that family comes up with deep negative comments for him and he misbehaves further showing his dislike at the comments if Psbl pls help

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Nita

| Dec 26, 2016

Hi Devshri! I realized two things with my little one. 1. she'll not eat as we adults do, she would be able to eat smaller palette but more number of times in the day. 2. she would join the dining table even when not hungry whenever the family was there on the table. I made best use of the above 2 and got her interest in having fun together on the dining table with us. and we also made a rule that no TV time during meal time. We follow it till date to the T, and it has been a great influencer on my daughter too.

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Shikha Batra

| Dec 26, 2016

hi Devashri Goyal! Hope u r doing good! I am assuming your munchkin to be 3 +. its said that old habits die hard so it might take a while for u to get rid of this habit. try seating your child on a chair with table or on a dining table as per his convenience. avoid feeding him on bed or on a sofa or while he is moving around. u could put whatever u have cooked on the plate, irrespective of his preference. you could start a topic of discussion while feeding him. say for instance his favorite veggie, how he developed a liking for it or narrate him a story or even talk about his favorite cartoon characters or even birds/ animals, rockets, robots. Devashri u need to be smart in choosing your topic of discussion as it should be of his interest and should keep him engrossed. allow him to ask questions and participate in the discussion. also encourage him to have food on his own. you could have a plate for yourself too and eat along. enjoy your meals by saying 'it's so yummy, I am loving it ' so that the same message is passed on. avoid watching TV while having food or using gadgets. have same rules for all the members. this might initially lead to resentment from your child and even adults. praise him, reward him with his favorite dish on successful completion. hope this helps!

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