Using Carrot and Stick Approach for Picky Eaters? Beware of these side effects

Feeding kids can be a big challenge if your little ones are fussy eaters. Both Himani and Kalyani have raised picky eaters and in this episode they share their experiences, ideas and parenting tips for developing healthy eating habits and to take the stress out of the whole process.

Though carrot is the most popular approach, it might backfire. Reward can become their only motivation to not only eat but it extends to other fields a well. So use it sparingly! Stick approach might lead to the child associating ‘pressure’ with the act of eating itself. So parents might feel that the child is rejecting food, but he might be avoiding the pressure associated with it.

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Himani and Kalyani are Co Founders of Partners in Upbringing. Both of them are mothers and are extremely passionate about parenting.

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