I realize most of you are moms to newborns but some of you have older kids, too. I need some advice please.
I have two stepdaughters- 6 and 8. The 6 year old will eat anything (and doesn't have a weight problem). The 8 year old is the pickiest eater on earth (and is looking quite chunky despite being involved in several sports).
The 8 year old will eat the following:
Lunchables (just the cheese, crackers and dessert- no meat)
Turkey pepperoni - this one took me forever to accomplish
Homemade pizza with turkey pepperoni
Steak (but only this one certain kind) ::eyeroll::
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
And any carb under the sun
I am at my wits end. Tonight we made ground turkey tacos. They were awesome. We told her she had to try the turkey- just one bite. She refused. DH told her that if she didn't take one bite, she couldn't eat anything else tonight. Again, refused. We told her no DS, no computer and no TV tonight. Still refused. I am thinking that she thinks her dad will cave (as he does often). Tonight, no caving. I've put my foot down. We get the girl 3 nights a week while the ex gets them 4 nights a week.
DH's ex does not enforce healthy eating so I have no idea how I am supposed to do that when any headway I make is demolished next time she comes over. I can't even slip something into her food because it's all so white and she picks through it all.
Any advice? I am beyond frustrated.