Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Self Serve Pasta For My Fussy Boy..

Jiedyn is six year old and has always has been my fussy eater.

Mince, Rice and veggies have never been touched no matter what dish they're put into. Rissolls, Pasta and Fried Rice are all dishes I I love but tend to avoid when meal planning for the week.

Last weekend I watched the box set of Supernanny to find new ways to cope with my strong spirited three year old but not only has it helped me bring schedule, structure and routine to our home, It has also allowed me to get on top of bedtime, behaviour in public and eating issues I have struggled with up until this point with both of the kids.

Using the "Good Eating Technique" last night was a massive success. Rissolls, Mashed Potato, Mixed Veggies and Corn on the Cob was for tea and by simply counting bites, encouraging the kids and getting excited with every mouthful was all worth the sight of an empty plate and knowing my kids had full bellies.

It was so encouraging in fact, that I decided to try the nightmare food tonight!!

 Just me saying that we're having pasta starts off the moans and groans. Up until this point every time we've had pasta Jie ends up only eating pasta with melted cheese. Tonight I made a "Self Serve" night of the most undesired dish - ever. With a lot of encouragement check him out!

Nevaeh struggles to stay put in her seat at dinner time but with me getting excited at every bite Jie was taking tonight she actually wanted to sit and eat. I use the age-per-mouthful-before-leaving-the-table-technique with her and it works a treat. She has always been a good eater, eats anything without hesitation but its just the sitting and staying at the table that she has trouble with.

Not tonight!

If you haven't checked out the Supernanny DVD's I would highly recommend them.. I just borrowed the box set from the local DVD shop and trust me when I say - It's the best thing I have ever done!

7 replied:

Sara-Jayne said...

That is so great! I am so happy for you! My toddler was the same until about 2 years old, his bottom in restaurants would not grace the seat for more than 2 minutes. We try and do all of our meals self serve or he prepares them with us; works every time! (unless he's not hungry). Hooray for progress!

Chloe Salerno said...

That's great! My daughter is very active at dinner, too.

I'm a new follower from the Hump Day hop. Hope you can stop by

aubzie said...

I envy good eaters... my 2 year old is very picky LOL... I have got to check the dvd out! Thank you for sharing! You have a great blog and content!! :)

Tim and Richelle said...

thanks for visiting today!

i'm not familiar with supernanny - but we've always done bites corresponding to years old and it works really, really well. :-)

hope this strategy continues to work for you. blessings!

Ivan Aliku said...

I like the choice of pictures and the flashing effect used on this post. On the other hand, I don't have a kid and we really don't eat much of these in this part of the world where I come from but it's great your son loves your meal. Nothing makes a mum more happier than that.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..

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