Parents are naturally concerned about their children’s health and eating habits, but sometimes, they may be taking the wrong approach simply because they don’t know any better.
Today, We have compiled a list that highlights many parents’ feeding habits that may have negative implications on their children.
1. Bribing kids with dessert
This is a strategy many parents employ, but food should never be used as a reward as this creates a view of “good” and “bad” foods in your children’s minds, which later leads to a disdain for healthier choices.
2. Pressuring them to eat
Studies have shown that pushing your child too hard can lead to stage fright and in the future, they’ll likely have negative feelings toward the foods they’ve been pressured to eat.
3. Keeping unhealthy treats out of reach
Parents often do this because they know that their children simply can’t control themselves and will probably binge-eat. However, studies have shown that this will lead to children binging on these foods when they are away from home. The best approach is to only purchase healthy snacks and to make them easily accessible to your kids.
4. Serving bland, boring vegetables
It’s often difficult to make kids eat their vegetables, so give those veggies a little more flavor with some dressing like ranch, butter, or cheese sauce as it will make them more appealing.