Why do you force your child to eat?
Do you force him to eat because you hate him and want to torture him?
The answer of course is no.
You force him to eat because you love him. You love every bit of him. You love his body, mind and soul.
You force him to eat because you want his body to be strong, his mind to be agile and his soul to be full. And you force him to eat because you know that food is what will make all this happen.
You force him to eat because you love him. You force him to eat because you want the best for him. And you force him to eat because you think he doesn’t know what is good for him and you feel responsible about him.
When you force your child to eat – it is the ultimate expression of your love. You are literally shouting from the rooftops to tell your child that you love him. Unfortunately however, your child is not hearing what you are trying to say.
When your child says he doesn’t want to eat and you force him to eat – a moment of love turns into a moment of conflict.
You want to show your love – your child wants to see your love. But when you start getting angry and upset – what your child actually sees is not love, acceptance and gentleness. Instead he sees, anger, frustration and stress.
Is that what you really wanted to show your child?
If your child does not accept love in the form of food – express your love in a different way.
Talk to your child. Listen to what your child is saying. Hug and kiss your child.
Don’t allow love to be replaced by anger and anxiety.
Say what you really want to say – which is “I love you”. Don’t use food as a crutch to express yourself. Offer love in its pure unadulterated form.
Love and happiness are food for the soul. Feed your child’s soul – your child’s body will take care of itself.
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