Do you fear toddler mealtimes? Does the very prospect of enticing a fussy 3-year-old to eat his or her last three kernels of corn fill you with a special kind of fatigue that can only be described as chronic? Would you rather endure listening to seven hours of Elisabeth Hasselback opine about family values?
You are not alone, friend. All across this nation, parents’ knees collectively buckle at the thought of having to gently manipulate, massage, and cajole little Henry and Emily into eating their quinoa salad and hummus & curried cauliflower tartine night after night.
I am here to help you. While it is true I have zero qualifications for doing so, this is a blog. You may have noticed credentials are not required to dispense advice on a blog. You can be anything you want to be on a blog: a doctor, lawyer, pediatrician, nutritionist, marital advisor, an astronaut, or a dog on a blog. Today, I am the Dr. Oz of toddler mealtime subterfuge.
The following are some of my tips on how to get your little guy to eat.