When it comes to Eating Food, it’s important to know what’s going in a child’s mind. You need to deal with the Psychology of the child, and also keep a watch on how you guide them through.
Now, all the parents want their child to be healthy and happy. But sometimes, even if we say things with a good intention, they mostly turn into a negative one inside your child’s mind. I will list out the 9 commonly used sentences by the parents, that has to be stopped asap!
Food Psychology Says “Avoid these 9 Stuffs to say your child About Food”
As a parent, try to keep different meals all day so that they never get bored with any food.
Now, understand one thing. No amount of bribing, loving, pampering, scolding or teasing will get them to finish the meal on the plate. You have to deal with them tactically, and as mentioned psychologically.
Following are the sentences that you should avoid saying to the young champ at home.
#1 “Learn from your sister/brother, they always complete the food which is served to them.”
Never compare your child with someone else. Each one of them has their own pace of eating food.
#2 “You will get the dessert only once you finish your meal”
This is one kind of bribing which should be totally avoided.
#3 “Finish the homework, and I will get your favorite ice-cream from the shop”
Again, that’s another example of bribing. Instead, you can simply say ‘You got to do your homework child, there is no escape from that.”
#4 “I want you to finish everything that is served on your plate”
Let your child decide how much food is enough for them.
#5 “Have a bite, it will make you stronger”
This is one of the biggest lies that parents use. Instead of this, you can say that ‘I think you will like it, have one bite and decide for yourself.’
#6 “You are such a fussy-eater!”
When you make this statement to your child, they will interpret it as ‘I am going to be a fussy-eater my whole life!’. Instead, you can change this sentence to ‘Even I don’t like certain dishes, and that is a normal thing. Still, you could give it a try, maybe you like it this time.’
#7 “Are you feeling bad? Have some ice-cream.”
Listen to the thing which is bothering them, and bring solutions for that.
#8 “No playing with the food”
We all have done this so stop making rules for your child.
#9 “Oh you don’t like this thing, shall I make something else for you?”
Better go like, ‘Not everyone gets their favorite for dinner. Someday you will get and for another day someone else.’