So I know it’s not good to bribe children to eat, because it causes a lot of food issues down the road.
I know that.
But if all my son “eats” is pediasure morning, noon, and night, and will only eat food if I bribe him…isn’t that okay? [You don't have to answer.]
I bribe him with movies or taped TV shows. If he takes a bite, I let the movie play. He has to keep eating, or else I will pause the movie. [Pausing is good, because the image is still on the screen and it keeps the interest going. See, mama is thinking!]
He eats more than he normally would, and once I get him started, he’ll usually eat until he’s full.
So for now, I’m not thinking about the issues down the road.