This is the fourth column in a series about talking to kids about food. My first column used the colors of the rainbow to illustrate how to describe the benefits of certain foods to elementary-aged children. Next, I taught you some phrases to use with your kids, such as “Dinner is soon,” or “I’m not offering that food right now; maybe it will be in the menu tomorrow.” Last month, I offered some helpful hints to navigate food with your kids at all of the summer events you have coming up.
One of the phrases I included in my column two months ago deserves a bit more attention, as it just might be the way to end mealtime frustration.
“You don’t have to eat it.”Continue reading “Letting Your Kids Choose”