Kids may become stubborn in regards to their food.
Providing nutritious meals is a cornerstone of parenthood, and what you feed your children has a significant impact on how they feel physically and emotionally. If your child is not a consistent member of the clean plate club, it could be that they are just developing their taste. However, it could be something else. Take note of your child if they become super picky about the food that they eat. That is an extension of needing rituals, so they want to eat the same foods every day. So this can spiral into a disaster if you’re trying to keep your child healthy.
The food preference may just be another way your child is trying to deal with your anxiety. Eating one food or one meal every single day for almost every dinner can quickly lead to malnutrition if you’re not careful. Even worse, your child could forego lunch at school if it’s not the food they like. Try to encourage your child to try new foods, even if it’s just one bite. Reward compliance with something else that they want might help. If they only eat one meal, that will lead to even more bad eating habits in the future. There are other things to watch for. Keep reading for more signs regarding children with anxiety.