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to not give DD anything else for her tea?

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AlpiniAddict Thu 18-Aug-11 17:19:15

I've just cooked chicken and noodles for 4 DC. DD(3) said she wanted cereal instead. I said no,like I always do,so she proceeded to throw her entire plate of food all over the settee. AIBU to put it back on her plate and not give her anything else to eat? I don't like the thought of her going to bed hungry but if I give in now I'm just making a rod for my own back,aren't I?!

BeStillMyBeatingFart Thu 18-Aug-11 17:22:25


Give her that. She'll eat it if she's hungry enough.

Otherwise you may end up like the fish and chip family on Fast Food Baby!


squeakytoy Thu 18-Aug-11 17:24:34

She wont starve to death if she misses a meal.

TheGhostNotMe Thu 18-Aug-11 17:24:46

YANBU, scoop it up put it back on the plate, give it back to her and walk away.

GlitterySkulls Thu 18-Aug-11 17:24:49

yanbu, i wouldn't make anything else either.

simpson Thu 18-Aug-11 17:24:55

I had the same situation a few wks ago with my DD who is also 3.

She ended up chucking it on floor (after messing about for 15mins and having a warning etc) so it went in the bin and she went to bed hungry, she has not done it again!! grin

Bumbles10 Thu 18-Aug-11 17:25:45

No you are not. Its hard not to give in though. I've been in a similar position most days this week and i don't know what to do for the best, i expect if i'd stuck to my guns all along, i wouldn't be having the same trouble now...

Shannaratiger Thu 18-Aug-11 17:26:23

No you RNBU. She delibretly threw her food on the sofa to get at you for not given her what she wants. She's testing the boundaries and you've got to show her you are in charge, that behaviour will not be tolerated and she eats what you give her. Otherwise you WILL regret it, believe me I know!!

cat64 Thu 18-Aug-11 17:27:42

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freybean Thu 18-Aug-11 17:29:14

YANBU - if she is hungry she'll eat it

<sits and waits for the 'child abuse' comments>

biddysmama Thu 18-Aug-11 17:34:25

unless you have a house full of cats/dogs/rats i'd pick it up and leave it, the option is eat whats been made or go hungry...

AlpiniAddict Thu 18-Aug-11 17:54:06

Thanks everyone,I knew it was the right thing to do really but it's nice to have it clarified smile

TidyDancer Thu 18-Aug-11 17:58:49

YAabsolutelyNBU! If she's hungry she will eat and that's that.

catgirl1976 Thu 18-Aug-11 18:04:17

YANBU. Scrape it up - put it back on the plate. She will eat it if she's hungry.

Shoutymomma Thu 18-Aug-11 18:18:16

She is also old enough at 3 to help you clean up the mess.

exoticfruits Thu 18-Aug-11 18:19:22

Don't give in-she wil think she can do it again.

worraliberty Thu 18-Aug-11 18:21:37

YANBU at all!

Shutupanddrive Thu 18-Aug-11 18:25:52


AlpiniAddict Thu 18-Aug-11 18:32:40

She still hasn't eaten it sad
She's doing some good moaning about having nothing else though! Ah well,bedtime soon smile

simpson Thu 18-Aug-11 18:56:45

stand firm!! grin

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Thu 18-Aug-11 19:02:35

Yanbu, you're doing her a favour

p99gmb Thu 18-Aug-11 19:18:32

maker HER pick it all up and then give her the option of eating it or going to bed...

if she eats it smile, if not, she goes to bed earlier than normal grin

Win Win situation to me!!

ChippingIn Thu 18-Aug-11 19:23:57

Bloody hell - you took that well.

I would have picked her up and put her into her bed in one swoop.

and smacked her bum on the way, but we mustn't say that on MN

SecretNutellaFix Thu 18-Aug-11 19:26:12

I would also be willing to bet that your other children won't even consider trying it on with meals either?smile

pointydog Thu 18-Aug-11 19:26:41

Does she like chicken and noodles?

Do you have a clear rule that you eat your tea and nothing else is ever offered?

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