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SHERRY257 Posts: 4,881
5/1/10 10:51 P

I have three kids--teens! The middle one(17) is still a very picky eater. Thank goodness he can cook. I taught him how to make a sandwich when he was 5 and he has cooked his own food since.After tracking his food for a week when he was small, I found he eats a fairly balanced diet!

GBSUTPHIN Posts: 284
5/1/10 5:20 P

Mine are picky, but at least my oldest one (11) will try things I put in front of him. THe youngest (4) refuses to eat a lot of things. The oldest will get things to replace what he doesn't like. For example, I make green beans, so he'll go in the fridge and get baby carrots to replace that. I'm ok with that..doesn't bother me, but I'm not going to make 2 or 3 seperate meals. Now if I'm cooking something I know they both don't like, I will make them a sandwich or something like that.

4/30/10 2:09 P

My pickiest one is my oldest son who is 18. Still can't eat vegies or fruits. Amazing that he can still think and function.

NANY51688 Posts: 274
4/30/10 12:15 P

Not really,My girls like what they like,thier father on the other hand...that friggin turd,he's a pick eater,he doesn't do veggies,only kids cereals,like trix or w.e,only drinks milk if theres sugar in it,& wont drink it if its not whole milk,he could live off of honey buns & zebra cakes,& he's 6'2 about 170lbs!!!!!!!!! thats less than me! :/

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4/30/10 11:45 A

I have 3 kids and all are very different. My youngest which is 1 will eat ANYTHING I put in front of her. My son who is 4 doesn't eat much of anything, and my oldest daughter who is 7 will try everything I put in front of her at least once and then pick and choose. Fun fun!!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
4/30/10 10:36 A

I totally agree! Thing is, in words-he agrees with me-until his babies say that they're hungry...Then I'M wrong for telling him we need to stick to our guns. *eye roll*

REACHBRENDA_2 Posts: 1,031
4/30/10 8:41 A

My son is. His father will cater to him with this. I will not, if you don't like something, make yourself something different, is my way of thinking.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
4/29/10 8:33 A

OH I SO DO! If I do make something spicy, I do give them the option of cereal or a pb &J. Other than that, eat what I cook, or don't eat at all. And don't tell me you're full, and then ask for something else 15 minutes later.

LISSIE88 Posts: 635
4/28/10 3:10 P

I feel your pain. My husband was spoiled rotten as a child and he is the pickiest eater I've ever known. I worked very hard on him and now he'll even eat some foods he didn't like before. I told him that I don't want him setting a bad example for our son and he really worked on it.

As far as your kids go, you're the boss. Tell them that they'll eat what you cook.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
4/28/10 9:41 A

I am telling you! I am about tired of it. I can understand not wanting spicy stuff. That's fine. But I am a good cook. My kids will almost every night at dinner ask if they can "have something else". NO! I don't cook a la carte! I make enough for dinner! End of story!!!

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