How to end mealtime battles with the children?

As a French speaking nanny, you may know this moment: when it’s time to eat but the children keep playing rather than coming to seat at the table. Mealtime can be stressful: if the dish do not taste as the kids want, it

can quickly become a hard fight. Don’t worry, you are not the only one in this situation.

It is your job to offer healthy food to the children, but you can let them choose what they want to eat. Broccoli or Carrots? Apple or Orange? Let’s them take their own decision. If it is still difficult, show them that you are eating the same meals than them, that is them who choose the menu. In the case the kids still dislike the meals, try to add fantasist touch such as cheese, cream, croutons… It will be a way to help them to appreciate their dishes. Finally, don’t forget the dessert, often the favorite moment of the children and from time to time, you can offer a treat at the end of the meal that will reward the children.

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