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Rule #538: 5 Steps of Grieving for the Parents of Picky Eaters

5 Steps of Grieving for the Parents of Picky Eaters

  1. Denial – This is no big deal.  It’s just a phase.  I’m sure you’ll be hungrier tomorrow.  If I keep putting healthy food on your plate, you’ll eat it.
  2. Anger – Why me?  This isn’t fair!!!  Are you freaking kidding me?  You liked this exact same thing last week.  I worked really hard on this healthy meal, and YOU ARE GOING TO EAT IT!!!
  3. Bargaining – Just try it.  I’m begging you. If you try the green beans, you can have some dessert.  What about the pasta?  If you eat your pasta, you can have a sticker on your sticker chart.  And a tootsie roll.
  4. Depression – Why do I even bother making meals for you people?  Cooking for this family is the hardest job in the world.  I think I’m going to cry again.
  5. Acceptance – Just have another peanut butter sandwich, Honey.


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