4. If they haven’t eaten anything after 10 minutes, portion the food and tell them “I would like you to eat this piece of chicken, this potato and these 5 pieces of carrot then you can go”
5. If they still do not eat, give them ONE warning “I would like you to eat your food, but if you do not want to eat anything then you will not get any snacks later”
6. If they still don’t eat, stick to your guns. They go to bed hungry!
7. Trust me: they won't die, it won’t last more than 2 days and you’ll have happier, healthier kids for it!
How to Ensure This Method Works
For this to work, you have to be able to follow through each time and your son or daughter must believe that you mean what you say! If you give in and give them something else it will take twice as long. Bon apetit!