3. Avoiding Sugary Snacks and Dessert Incentives
When your child refuses to eat the meal you put in front of him, it can be tempting to offer sugary snacks as a way of filling him up. If you do this, your child will be even less apt to fill up with nutritious food at mealtimes.
Some parents offer their child a dessert as an incentive for eating their main meal. This is also a mistake because it reinforces the child’s notion that dessert is the best part of a meal. Remember that if your child learns bad eating habits early in life, he will be more likely to develop diabetes and other obesity-related diseases later on.