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Tips That Can Help Parents of Picky-Eaters

One of the worst problems that parents can have with their kids is picky eating. For kids who have sensory issues, it is difficult for them to eat foods with certain textures. How should parents deal with such kids? Cheryl Butler provides us with some tips over at QDT. Here is one of them:

My number-one tool to ease your journey with a picky eater might surprise you. Are you ready? It's you!
As parents, we'll do anything to make sure our kids feed our kids nutritious foods. We prepare leafy green salads and whole grain pasta topped with fresh veggies and low-salt marinara sauce, opt for the leanest proteins, and even encourage dairy alternatives like almond milk.
But what do we do when our best efforts don't cut it with our kids?
No, we don't force them to eat what we've made. We do the opposite—let them decide if they'll give it a try.

Check out the tips over at the site.

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Hard to say what causes us to develop certain preferences, but perhaps that was the best option available at the time.
I've heard of parents forcing their kids to eat certain things. Some going so far as to put the meal back in the fridge and refusing to give the kid anything else to eat until they finished off the previous mail. That kind of tactic doesn't just cause the kid to go hungry, it makes the kid despise the food in question.
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I am a lifelong picky eater. I've always had issues with smell and texture, especially regarding cooked vegetables. I once asked my mumsie why she didn't push me to eat veggies as a toddler. She said I would gag even then when she tried to get me to eat them.
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