I’m happy to share a guest post today from a mom in the trenches who has had some success curbing her son’s picky eating tendencies. She shares her perspective with us today. Thanks to Jennifer from MomTricks.
Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Taylor and I blog over at MomTricks. I thought writing about my experiences of helping my son overcome his picky-eating habits would be helpful to those of you going through the same. There’s nothing quite like the struggle of trying to get a picky eater to open up to new foods.
My son Alex, who turned 6 in January, was a very picky eater. I couldn’t reason with him and begging wasn’t working any better. I thought I was a failure as a parent; this had to be my fault, right? I didn’t know it was normal for kids to refuse to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, so I blamed myself. Maybe it was the chicken fingers I gave him or the times we went to McDonalds for Happy Meals. I was sure it had something to do with my parenting.