Dinner time is always the most difficult time for Isabel. The 3 year-old will start picking her rice... Wretch at the sight of anything green, frown at anything new or unknown. She'll say she is full, or stomach ache, or very tired need want to sleep.
One time during new year lunch at my mom's place, (she seems to know that this grandma can overpower me) she took 2 mouth full, then calls it quit, claiming to be full. But in less than 10 minutes, she came to me saying: "Daddy, I hungry, cab I eat Bak-guah?" (BBQ pork)
I've tried coaxing her, bribing her, threatening her and even punishing her for being such a picky eater, but the message doesn't seems to be getting across.
I read from articles that on the average kids will refuse a new food for 15 times before they are willing to try it. But generally I've lost count how many food she has listed as "not nice"
One of the few occasions where she enjoys her dinner is at wedding dinners, where she can eat it at her own pace (2 hours) with a variety of yummy food. Her favorite? Abalone! She calls it "the very nice fish cake".
I wonder when will she out-grow this.
Anyone got any advise?