10 Tips for Dealing With Young Picky Eaters


10. Don’t Cook Separate Meals

If your child is a fussy eater, you might be tempted to cook separate meals for him. Cooking separate dishes for your child is not a good idea. It makes preparing meals more stressful and complicated than it needs to be.

You are a parent, not a paid chef in a restaurant. It also gives your child the impression that he can have something different whenever he doesn’t particularly like what the rest of the family is eating. In other words, cooking separate meals may actually reinforce your child’s finicky eating habits.