Parenting Tip: Breakfast For Dinner

June 24, 2010  |  

Nothing can drive a parent as crazy as dealing with a child who won’t eat. Some kids won’t eat what you make that day–just preferences–other times, some kids just won’t eat anything, at all, ever…but maybe something crazy like a candy cane and a spoonful of tuna, all day.

As a parent, you’re left thinking: “Are they starving?,” “What if I put ketchup/applesauce/syrup on it?,” “Maybe I can bribe the kid with a toy?” Kids won’t let themselves starve (but watch out for dehydration), toppings don’t always work and neither do bribes.

One thing that does the trick: breakfast at dinnertime. Breakfast foods make kids happy and are usually quick to make, require few ingredients and, if you do it right, they’re healthy. We’re not talking sugar-laden cereals here Madames, but chicken and waffles (shout out to Roscoe’s), French toast with fruit, and eggs with wheat toast for dinner. Instead of a daily battle with food, breakfast for dinner won’t hurt the child, they’ll love it.

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