My kid is such a picky eater What do I do?
Hi, I have a 10-year-old kid and he is such a picky eater What to do?
@shagun Hi Kids learn quickly that mealtime is one area they have some control over (when they don’t have much in the rest of their lives). Like us, they have preferences too and won’t love every dish. When kids are offered solid food in a calm way, in social settings like family meals, they are less likely to be picky and more inclined to try new foods. Fussiness typically peaks by age two, though some kids show it earlier and some never at all (lucky parents!). But as long as kids are eating at least a small variety of foods throughout the week—stop obsessing over their day-to-day diets—they are unlikely to be missing out on any one nutrient and will thrive. Some keys to avoiding the battle: keep the mood light, try to stick to a routine for meals and snacks, make it fun and ask them to help with food prep and table setting.