Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Dinner with a three year old...

Lately, we've been having a bit of a battle at the dinner table. C has been taking anywhere up to two hours to eat her dinner, which was getting quite tedious.

So, last Wednesday night I made apricot chicken (her favourite), set the timer for 15 minutes, and told her that unless she ate her whole dinner without mucking around by the time the timer went off, she wasn't getting any dessert. She finished with eight minutes to spare and had a little ice-cream. After she'd finished we had a talk and decided to do up a reward chart, and if she had five orange stars in a week she could go for a bike ride to the shop and get a treat of her choice.

It's been working a treat. So, today I got a little creative and came up with a groovy printable chart that we can use. I put three rows under each day, so it can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or for three weeks of one meal a day.

We've had a whole week of argument free dinners. It rocks! You're 100% free to print it and use it if it might help you out. Even if it only helps one other family out, it's worth it!

Love on ya's all

mama sof xxx

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