My 9 yo has her mind made up!
Help! My 9 year old daughter has her mind made up that she doesn't like specific foods, although she has never tasted them. She WILL NOT taste a single vegetable or fruit (other than bananas). We've tried bribing her, punishing her, agreeing to taste things we don't like, etc. Nothing works.
She drinks some fruit juices but her main menu consists of chicken nuggets, corn dogs, hot dogs, cheese pizza, cheese pizza bites, cheese pizza bagels, cereal, chocolate milk, sweet tea, potato chips, McDonald's hamburgers, and lots of bread. We've tried giving her every vitamin on the drug store shelves (I'm not exagerating). She won't take ANY of them.
She's not a bratty child. Meaning, she doesn't pitch a fit or act up. She just says, "I don't like it" and refuses to put it in her mouth.
We are at wits end. Since Diabetes runs in my husband's family, we feel she has a huge chance of becoming diabetic. Our doctors have given us all the advice they have but nothing helps. If anyone out there has been through this situation, please let me know how you've handled it.
I don't want to hear, "If she were my child, I'd..." because that's not how it works. We've heard that from everyone in the family and especially those who don't have children. Please share advice that you KNOW works.
Thank you so much :)