July 02, 2015

Q: Any advice would be appreciated.

A: Toddlers often decide they want freedom at the dining table. But, if your little one is too squirmy to graduate to a booster seat at the table, you may want to set up a plastic picnic table in your kitchen and let her have the freedom to eat there and then leave. One rule: once she leaves the table, dinner is over. She cannot go back and forth and graze through her meal. Bottom line: she chooses to eat or leave.

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Answered by Dr. Ari Brown