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25Now Or Never For Mealtime

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Ah, getting toddlers to eat. This is something that may involve some planning, patience, and trickery, indeed.

The idea, I’ve found, is to keep a casual attitude, and focus on mealtime being positive. You offer a variety of healthy foods, and they eat what they are hungry for. Simple, right?

Ha. Except

for when you’re frustrated they’ve refused everything on their plates, or thrown it on the floor. And except for when they won’t sit still or throw a fit when you put them in their highchair.

Some parents keep their cool and try to encourage good habits by making it a one-shot deal: Kids can eat what you serve or that’s it; no second chance later. They must wait for the next mealtime.

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