So my daughter June is now 3 and, my son Desmond is 1. They both copy each other with what ever they’re doing. June is starting to sit at the table wait till either me or her dad comes to feed her. I’ve tried walking away, talking to her, re teaching her how I eat. Desmond is already feeding himself. All she does is have her tantrums if she doesn’t get her food. What should I do? Thank you!
Uh what? Give her the food then?
If she’s three tell her to eat herself or starve. Sounds harsh but she will get hungry.
Give her her plate and if she doesnt eat it tough crap. If my daughter refuses to eat I just send her to bed
Make her feed herself. If she is hungry enough she will. And the mimicking is normal.
Good God shes THREE! Your 1 year old is experimenting, teething, EVERYTHING goes to the mouth~ & Most 3 year olds regress, especially when there are younger siblings!
BE A PARENT & feed your child.
THIS IS PARENTING~ Welcome to it~
Put the food in front of her, and don’t back down, when she gets hungry enough she’ll put that food in her mouth.
Sit down and eat together. If it was my child, and she threw a fit i would send her to the living room and tell her she could join us when she can be a big girl and eat if she continues to have a fit after a few minutes i would spank her but and put her to bed. Don’t give in and explain that her behavior is not going to be tolerated
Have you tried making a game out of it to get her started? “Im eating my peas, eat some of yours with me?”
Sit and eat as a family. Give her the plate. Shes 3…she can feed herself. But sitting as a family is very good for children. She will eat…but set good examples.
Do not feed her, make her feed herself. She will eventually get hungry and feed herself. Walk away from her tantrums and pretend it doesn’t even phase you.
Maybe offer some kind of dessert after she eats all her food, this should get her to start eating by herself, just saying
She’s 3… She’ll eat when she’s hungry enough. And if she doesn’t, then that’s her fault and she’ll eventually eat
She wont starve herself. Give her the food and she will eat it.
Let her have her tantrums. When she realizes she isn’t getting the outcome she is looking for she’ll stop and feed herself.
Really?! So she has been feeding herself and just stopped?!?! She needs to be feeding herself. Give her a plate and walk away or eat your own food and ignore her! If you give in and come back to feed her you are teaching her that she can throw a fit and get her way. If she get hungry enough she will eat, if not, ya going without food.
If she doesn’t eat it then tell her she won’t have food until she does eat it, even if you have to warm it up. I do it with my kids often, who’d rather have bread and chips than any real food. They eventually eat it
Just feed her? I agree with Shelly Perry! She knows what’s up! Of course she’s throwing tantrums you gotta keep teaching and loving her and be patient! She’s learning still geez!
Y’all some cold ass moms smh it’s just a little regression. Go along with it for a bit and she’ll grow out of it. Don’t hit her. Don’t give her ultimatums. Don’t make a big deal over it. Don’t force her.
Never mind warming it up. The less attention she gets from her behaviour the sooner she will stop because it is no longer any fun.