Often parents are at a loss when their child wants grilled cheese or mac & cheese for dinner every night. As parents who love and care for our kids, we usually end up cooking a few meals each evening. This was certainly the case for me. 

Fortunately, I met a wonderful Mother who was raising her second round of children (her first were already teenagers and attending University). She decided that she didn’t want to go down the same road of raising choosy eaters and cooking many different meals each evening, and yet wanted to accommodate her children’s food preferences and ability to make choices. She found a solution by inviting each one of her children, once a year on their Birthday, to pick one food they did not have to eat for the entire year, everything else that was served they would need to at least try. It worked beautifully; the children felt respected, empowered and surprisingly generally enjoyed most foods.



Posted by Mia Castle