For a while now Bruce and I have had trouble with Charlotte's eating habits, particularly at dinner. She dawdles and takes her time. We don't like to leave her at the table to eat alone, so it has sometimes meant that every one's meal is drawn out too long.
So today, I decided to try something new. I set the timer for 20 minutes and then explained that whatever wasn't done at the end of the time, could be saved for later.
I think by making it clear that meal time has its limits, she'll be encouraged to do more eating and less talking.
What do you think? Do your children dawdle at the table? What did you do to solve the problem?
Friday, August 27, 2010
Shared by Jennifer at 8/27/2010 12:13:00 PM
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