But not a few of them are also constrained by the mother the child has difficulty eating so that mothers are often confused with it. One of the ways that many mothers do to ensure adequate nutritional intake of food for their children is to force them to do whatever they can so that the child wants to eat. On the one hand, forcing children to eat can provide them with the nutrients and energy they need for proper development.
In addition, many mothers think that by forcing their children to eat a lot, they will get used to the portion so that later they will get used to eating that much, which means that parents will not worry too much if the child has difficulty eating. But you know, in addition to forcing the child to eat a lot, has several bad effects for the child. What are the effects like?
Here are the points that parents should pay attention to when they force their children to eat a lot:
1. Depressed Child
Forcing your child to eat large portions or eat foods they don’t like can make them stressed and depressed. Instead of being healthy for the child, they have to deal with other problems related to their mental health. Therefore, rather than forcing the child, it is better if the mother starts to introduce the child to healthy foods. If this method still doesn’t work, there’s nothing wrong with trying to create everyday foods with more attractive shapes and colors so that children’s appetites can be more aroused.
2. Trauma With Meal Time
Over time the children slowly formed their reference to food. He may like some types of food and dislike other foods, if the child is often forced to eat with parents, it is not impossible for the children to experience trauma. With a trauma like this, they might start to think that the kitchen and dining area at home can be a horror or war place, because you always force them to eat. And when you reach adulthood, it is not impossible that children will start to stay away from the dining room and kitchen and choose to spend their time eating outside because they think eating outside will be more comfortable for them.
3. Hating food
When mothers and other parents force food on their children, not all children have a good reaction to the food the mother provides. Instead of getting used to the portions the mother prepared, the children hated them. If this happens, then the mother will lose the opportunity to consume nutritious food.
That is the bad impact that can happen to children when mothers and other parents force children to eat large portions or force them to eat foods they don’t like. Basically every child has a different reaction to ‘coercion’ like this. For this reason, it would be better if mothers began to teach them to consume nutritious foods with sufficient portions.