Parenting Tips: How To Handle Picky Eaters

My children are not difficult to feed. Although there are certain foods that they dislike, they do not give me a hard time during meal times. However, my sister’s toddler is probably the pickiest eater in the entire world. Well, maybe not exactly that, but he is really one tough boy to please at the dining table.

My sister went through a lot of stressful meal times but eventually she was able to figure out exactly how to handle her son’s eating problem. She graciously shared with me some parenting tips that worked for her and I am sharing them so others who have the same dilemma may try them out:

1. Don’t force your child to eat when he is not hungry.

2.¬†Structure your child’s meals–three regular meals a day and two healthy snacks in between meals.

3. Serve meals and snacks at about the same times every day.

4. Introduce new foods along with his favorites.

5. Make mealtime fun.

If you want more helpful parenting tips on how to deal with your finicky eater, here is a helpful post: 11 Best Tips For Picky Eaters.


  1. Great ideas, thanks for sharing Janet! Check out our tricks to fixing a picky eater here: