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Hey, don’t shoot the messenger! This is a title of an article that my husband told me about in the New York Times…
I found it to be very interesting, especially their explanation of how evolutionary biology plays a part in why children are (and should be) cautious about certain foods.
The article also supports what I have been promoting:
- Don’t be a short order cook. Make one family meal each night and don’t cater to the little drill sergeants in your kitchen. (We do that enough the rest of the day!)
- Lying to your kids may not be the best policy.
- Be persistent – It can take 8-12 exposures to a new food before it may be liked…or tasted!
For those of you who are fairly new to my blog, I thought I’d refer you to one of my earliest posts about some power struggles that I was having with my son. Because I Said So… describes how Ari and I avoid battle engagement at the dinner table.