Most children have very fixed tastes, much to the annoyance of their parents! The chances are yours is no exception.
So, you face a big challenge when it comes to introducing more exotic types of food to her diet, such as sushi and salad.
Although you might think such dishes are appetising and interesting, your kid is likely to push the food away without even tasting it.
She likes what she knows; and what she doesn’t know, she probably isn’t willing to try initially.
Bear in mind also that no matter how much you’d like her to be more adventurous in her tastes, you can’t force her to eat.
Irrespective of the pressure you put on her, she has to make the choice to eat. You need to engage her cooperation, or unfamiliar food will never pass her lips.
That’s why you should avoid threatening your child when she won’t eat the food you have prepared.
Arguments make everyone tense and anxious, and this further reduces her appetite for unusual meals.
Stay calm, be patient and allow plenty of time for her to eat. The less stress associated with the introduction of new tastes, the better.
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