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Jackie

I am sooooo glad I didn't fall into that trap of making the picky eater something else to eat. That's way too much work for me. When I was a kid, we ate what was put on the table and that was that. My brothers were the picky eaters. I sat by my dad (who ate anything!), and I think that's why I wasn't as picky as my brothers. I do remember not liking certain textures of foods, so I do sympathize with my kids, but they get over it if they've tried it a few times. One thing I just can't get past them is ONIONS! So there are times that I've had to resort to using the dreaded Onion Powder instead of fresh. Oh well!
One rule in our house is that you can't say you don't like something if you haven't even tried it. Sometimes they have to try it again and again! ha ha

Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom

It is AMAZING to me how many parents fix separate meals for their kids! And I agree with you about trying it before they say they don't like it. A teacher I know calls it "The No Thank You Bite." You try at least one bite and if you don't like it, you can so no thank you to more.

In the post, I mentioned that kids need to be exposed to the foods four times before finding it palatable which was incorrect. Try 8 to 10 exposures before they acquire the taste!

That stinks about the onions...no pun intended.

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