Disclosure: I was compensated by Campbell's Soup but all opinions are strictly my own.
The amazing thing about kids is how their tastebuds tell them that they love a certain food at lunch, but by dinnertime that same food is assumed to be laced with poison. There's not much more aggravating than a kid that won't eat. Unless you count a child who has a meltdown because they are exhausted and hungry, and then still refuses to eat. The other night one of my kids got up from bed crying, begged to eat, was offered some fruit, refused, then starting laughing...for no reason whatsoever! He is one of my picky eaters so I can relate to your frustrations. However, there is hope.
The good news is that kids have so many awesome things that make up for this one thing. I also have some great hacks to help you get over your picky eater problems. So if you have a picky eater, or just had a nightmare that your next child will be, read through my #RealRealLife parenting tips and let me know if you have some of your own!
1. Don't Serve Separate Meals.
This is called playing the long game. Serving them a separate meal sounds like a terrific idea until they are fifteen and still eating off the kids meals at restaurants. You think I'm joking? I have worked with teenagers for fifteen years and many still do this. We are firm believers that once kids are old enough everyone gets the same food. Except for the wine. And coffee. Ok, the good chocolates belong to the adults as well.