Meal or ordeal?
Don’t let mealtimes turn into ordeals; what goes for adults also goes for children.
Having a meal together should make everyone happy, be enjoyable, and take place in a relaxed atmosphere.
Nobody can eat under pressure. Refrains like “you have to eat it because it’s healthy” only achieve one thing: a child loses interest in eating.
Whoever has discovered the joy of food for herself or himself will be able to communicate it to children.
When you trust yourself, you should also trust your child to choose the right foods, to know when he’s full, and to grow big and strong and successful and smart without anyone forcing him to eat.
The way your children experience eating from your example is also the way they’ll live their lives in the future.