To teach children to want to consume fruits is indeed an easy way. Because maybe almost everyone likes delicious and sweet fruits. It’s just different from the consumption of vegetables, many parents complain that their children have difficulty consuming vegetables. Once lazy Boy consuming vegetables, they can be against all consumption of green vegetables, before they even try.
Therefore, parents are also aggressively making various efforts so that their children want to eat healthy and nutritious food. It’s just that, be careful, because the error space can have an impact on children’s development. For this reason, avoid some of these mistakes in dealing with children who have difficulty eating so that the children feel more good effects than negative effects.
1. Don’t Only Serve Foods That Kids Like
Just serving food that the child likes without serving other food will only grow a child who is choosy when eating food. Instead, combine foods that your child has recently disliked with their favorite foods, such as serving meat with vegetables. Just don’t expect too much if the child will be able to eat all the dishes served on the plate, it could be only one or two types.
2. Do not feed children while walking
When you give food and drink directly every time the child asks for it, then asking them to eat according to the rules, namely sitting pretty while eating will be very challenging. It’s okay to give water to children at any time, it’s just that outside, schedule time for breakfast, mid-morning snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner to bedtime snacks. However, children’s stomachs are small, so they need something between meals for them to get through. The lag between meals is not felt for adults only it can be torturous for children.
For this reason, invite the children to eat food on the table while sitting sweetly according to eating rules rather than just offering makeshift food while walking.
3. Do not clean hard so that the child tries a little
Children naturally reject what is forced on them. And negotiating with children will only torture both of you. A study explains that children will naturally eat food because they learn to enjoy it. Thus, there is no need to insist on forcing children to taste foods that they are not interested in. Instead, offer him food and provide an explanation of the food so that the child is interested in trying it.
It is important to teach and teach children who have difficulty eating so that they can eat food. It’s just that the accuracy in doing so needs to be considered so that the good impact can be felt by the child.