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Chrissy Teigen Created A Real Menu For Her Picky 2-Year-Old And It’s Hilarious
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Chrissy Teigen Created A Real Menu For Her Picky 2-Year-Old And It’s Hilarious

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Parents will be well acquainted with this particular conundrum: how to make sure a picky toddler gets the nourishment and nutrition that they need. It can be an almost impossible task at times, with a particular food being an all-time favorite one day, but end up hurled onto the floor in disgust the next.

What to do? All kinds of sneaky tricks have been tried, from hiding peas in the mashed potatoes to flying the food directly into the mouth via Spoon Airlines. American model and author Chrissy Teigen came up with her own plan, and it got many parents nodding in approval.

Perhaps the root cause of many toddlers’ pickiness comes from a desire to be involved, to feel grown up and to be a part of the decision-making process. So Teigen decided that’s exactly what she would try with her daughter Luna, making a restaurant-style ‘menu’ for her to choose from, prices and all!

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Here’s a short video of what lucky Luna gets to choose from

Somebody noticed the prices and asked what was up with that. Teigen, hoping that Luna might learn an important lesson about the value of money and food, explained that it wasn’t real cash she was charging!

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Teigen has become well-known for her culinary skills, having released a couple of best-selling cookbooks

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Here’s what people had to say about her useful parenting tip

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ericmacfadden avatar
Eric Mac Fadden
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always gave two options to mine: Eat....... or starve. Your choice.

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r3dd3v1lL
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My thoughts exactly. Just be glad there's food on the table. I wonder how many "picky toddlers" there are in poorer families and countries. Pity we'll be downvoted to hell soon.

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Carol Emory
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember watching a program with T Barry Brazelton where he talks about how to get control of children at mealtime. He said to avoid meltdowns, instead of just asking your kid "What do you want for breakfast?" say "We have toast and yogurt, cereal with fruit and milk, or toaster waffles for breakfast. Which one of those would you like?" He explained that you allow the child to have control over his/her choices while keeping the decisions in the realm of what mom or dad can accomplish. I applaud Chrissy for her technique...because I also think that it adds a certain elegance to meals making it more likely to see an empty or nearly empty plate.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, I use the "What do you want for breakfast" a little too much.. But I liked this idea! And it's not too much work to implement either :) Do you remember the name of the program?

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Biljana Malesevic
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am single working mom who is not really wealthy, quite contrary. This is for privileged people and children, who have a lot of free time and lots of money to be this "creative". Alsp I don't think it's a good idea to give such privileges to little child. I will give the best what I have and my child will eat it, simple as that.

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Eric Mac Fadden
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always gave two options to mine: Eat....... or starve. Your choice.

r3dd3v1ll avatar
r3dd3v1lL
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My thoughts exactly. Just be glad there's food on the table. I wonder how many "picky toddlers" there are in poorer families and countries. Pity we'll be downvoted to hell soon.

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emory_ce avatar
Carol Emory
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember watching a program with T Barry Brazelton where he talks about how to get control of children at mealtime. He said to avoid meltdowns, instead of just asking your kid "What do you want for breakfast?" say "We have toast and yogurt, cereal with fruit and milk, or toaster waffles for breakfast. Which one of those would you like?" He explained that you allow the child to have control over his/her choices while keeping the decisions in the realm of what mom or dad can accomplish. I applaud Chrissy for her technique...because I also think that it adds a certain elegance to meals making it more likely to see an empty or nearly empty plate.

sandrajosefinelangvatznes avatar
SandaPanda
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, I use the "What do you want for breakfast" a little too much.. But I liked this idea! And it's not too much work to implement either :) Do you remember the name of the program?

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biljanamalesevic avatar
Biljana Malesevic
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am single working mom who is not really wealthy, quite contrary. This is for privileged people and children, who have a lot of free time and lots of money to be this "creative". Alsp I don't think it's a good idea to give such privileges to little child. I will give the best what I have and my child will eat it, simple as that.

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