My daughter is the pickiest eater in the world. I make meals she refuses to eat them, so today she starts at lunch time and honestly I'm trying to write. I am not in the mood to slave over a stove cook everyone's particular taste. Well today she is like, "I'm not eating that."
This sent me over the edge and it might have made me tell her that the food monster was going to come in her room at night and steal her empty stomach and feed it to the hungry children in some third world country. Was this mean? yes. But you know what she ate her food.
Now, haveyou as a parent told your kids something that wasn't true in order for them to eat something? My mother did this with me. She told me when I was thirteen that if I ate tomatoes it would help my chest grow. Is that awful? Yes. And yes I was one of those late bloomers that hated the fact that my body parts didn't exactly arrive yet. I really hated tomatoes too but started eating them and aquired a taste.
So if your kid doesn't do something either eating, attitude, chores, or whatnot; what do you do? Do you tell a white lie to get them to do something? Do you bribe them?