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“Doesn’t like my meals”

From the mailbag:

"Dear MamaBear,

My 10 year old son doesn't like what I make, and refuses to eat.  I have to make special food for him!  How can I stop this practice?

Sincerely,

Beth from Colorado"

Dear BfC,

How's this for an idea?

Let your kid starve.

Actually, I'm serious.  Missing one meal won't make a bit of difference in his overall health, but perhaps he'll learn that Mom is not a special order cook for him!

Certainly, you can ask your kids what they prefer.  But after taking everything into consideration, you make what you see fit…and if your child doesn't like it, well…

These things happen.  Man up, cupcake!  :)

Let said kid know they don't get dessert and they're welcome to fix their own healthy meals.

But you will *not* cater to their whims.

They'll learn.

Thus speaks…MamaBear

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