Picky Eater

My son was a very picky eater. He would only eat certain foods: macaroni & cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, waffles and cereal. My husband and I eat a large variety of foods, so my son's eating habits were not only driving us crazy, but influencing our youngest child who wanted to be like her big brother.

When I was growing up, we had a rule in our family that we had to taste one bite of everything, and if we didn't like it, that was okay, but we had to taste it. So I tried this on my son, but this technique did not work on him at all. So we came up with a new rule that he had to "touch" the food to his tongue.

So he now touches it to his tongue and most of the time he thinks everything tastes great and so he eats it. He now eats Chinese food, Indian food, or anything we put in front of him and my daughter is eating everything too.