Layla wrote at 2014-09-02 00:31:25
Regarding the dinner time struggle: You need to completely change your mindset that children must eat what is set before them. If she doesn't want to eat what the rest of the family is having, just let her not eat. What is the worst that will happen? I will tell you: she will go to bed a little hungry. This will not harm her at all, and you will have removed what appears to be a significant source of stress for you both (not to mention the rest of the family). My own 6-year-old daughter eats like a bird for 3 days, then eats like a horse on the 4th. She is perfectly healthy and growing right on schedule. Just tell yourself, "My child will not starve," relax, and let her miss a meal now and then. You'll all breathe -- and eat -- a little easier.
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