How to make children love eating-Woodmam
How can I get my child to have a normal appetite? It's really very simple: four words: let nature take its course.
Parents do not force or anxiety about their children's eating and trust that they know how much they eat. It's normal for a child to have a big appetite one day and want to eat everything, and then not want to eat anything one day. From the very beginning you just pay attention to the nutritional mix of food and bring what you should give your child to the table, but which kind he eats and how much he eats is only his own business, then your child will not have anorexia, and you will have done a simple and successful job in this matter.
If the child is already showing symptoms of anorexia, Mr. Sparks gives some good specific guidance in this area, summarizing his guidance as follows.
First, parents change their attitudes. In the child's eating problem attitude flat, eat more than praise, eat less than criticism, this issue is always calm and pleasant, so that the child no longer feel stressed because of the problem of eating. The child is psychologically relaxed when he/she picks up the food bowl, so that he/she can have a normal appetite.
Second, if your child has developed anorexia symptoms, do not expect him to recover in half a month and twenty days. Parents should be patient, not from the temporary calmness of your anxiety, but from the complete openness of your correct understanding. It takes a long time for a child to recover, months or even years. During this process, if the parents just turn from forcing in the open to staring in the dark, and finally can't help but nag the child again at a certain time, then all will be lost.
Third, do not draw a bar between various foods, not to say that this is nutritious to eat more, that is not nutritious to eat less. It is up to the parents to regulate whether there is nutrition in the cooking. Take the food on the table to allow children to choose their own. For example, don't say to a child who loves meat but not vegetables, "If you don't eat the vegetables, you won't eat the meat". Such words will only make him hate eating vegetables more. You can say the opposite, "You have to eat the meat before you can eat the vegetables", which may stimulate his interest in vegetables.
Fourth, let your child eat on his own, don't feed him. The child can eat on his own from about one and a half years old, parents should not use the hard work in feeding the child, just use in cleaning up the "mess" made by the child on it. Frequent feeding can affect a child's appetite, and affect the development of hand and body skills. Some three- and four-year-olds have developed bad habits, and if parents don't feed them, they don't eat, and if they do, they eat a few bites. This should be changed immediately by telling the child to eat on his own in the future. If he refuses, starve a few meals, certainly not hungry, bad habits changed in a few days.
The main reason why children don't like to eat is that parents care too much about their children's eating and push too hard on this issue. The normal appetite of the child is kindly destroyed by the adults who have plenty of material and time at the moment. When parents fight with their children on the issue of eating, they will never lose.
How can we get our children to have a normal appetite? It's really very simple: just let nature take its course. When your child doesn't like to eat or doesn't like to eat something, don't say anything about it, don't lecture him about it, and don't rush to find a substitute. Just pretend that you don't know what it is time for him to eat and bring whatever it is; even look for opportunities to deliberately use words to suggest that he likes to eat this very much.
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