I have a four year old daughter who still needs to be encouraged to eat every mouth full of food even if she is really hungry and it is driving us crazy as we cannot have a meal time without me or my husband running out of patience. She has to be told to fill her fork up or eat what is in her mouth at breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. We have tried tv off, sending her to bed if she doesn't eat, leaving her on her own, eating as a family but nothing works. She likes lots of different foods and will eat a good meal but just won't do it of her own accord. Does anyone have any advice as to how we can get our child to eat food without us having to tell her to eat!!!!!
Amy, QLD, 4yr old & baby-14/12/08