What really happens at dinner time

posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Well, if you try and feed the baby she'll bite your hand off.
If you leave Enzo to feed himself he won't eat.

Fine, in all fairness if Enzo is thrilled about dinner he'll quickly eat it on his own. 90% of the time he's not thrilled. That's the problem. So Christian, because I seriously refuse to, is ever so patient and spoon feeds him bite, by bite, by bite.

Christian's Spring Quarter started on Monday, we have 10 weeks ahead of us where Christian will be gone during dinner time. I think Enzo is going to starve himself.

Recently I had the opportunity (and I don't use the word lightly in this situation) to tell Dr. Michele Borba my situation and ask for her advice. The lady who's on national T.V and has written over 20 parenting books gave me a couple minutes of her time to answer my questions. I was sure she was going to tell me to be firm, to make Enzo feed himself. He's 5 for goodness sakes.

But mostly as you can see in the interview, she just told me to relax.
Relaxing is good.

p.s. If you want to hear more dinner time challenges and share your own stories visit Ragu's Facebook page Mom's the Word on Dinner. If you want more of Dr. Borba's advice follow her on twitter, she's a twitter queen.


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