Getting Your Kids to Try New Things

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Power struggles with children can't always be avoided. When it comes to food, you may be wondering how you can get your kids to try new things without it becoming a battle.

Remember that forcing a child to eat usually doesn't get you very far. In addition, you need to be aware of how some eating disorders are caused by an unhealthy focus on food.

If you have a picky eater or one who is reluctant to try new things, then you may be concerned that your child is not getting a balanced diet. More than likely, over the course of several days, your child is probably getting enough variety and nutrition. Here are some tips that may help your child to try new things.

Understand Children's Appetites

It helps to understand children's appetites, which can change based on several factors, including the child's age, time of day and even the time of year.

Children go through different growing spurts where sometimes it seems all they do is eat and at other times, it seems they are never hungry. This can be dependent on the body's stage of growth and development.