I just finished reading a post on Facebook about being raised to clean your plate before you leave the table. I was raised that way and to this day I still clean my plate, however I try to take smaller portions now.
Do you believe this should be enforced on small children? This was the discussion on Facebook. Is it better to let the child (I’d say 5 snd over) decide how hungry they are and when they can say they’re done? Do you bribe them with dessert if they do finish, and inadvertently maybe causing an unhealthy issue with food ?
I don’t recall enforcing this on my children, and they were always willing to try new things. They have grown to have very eclectic tastes and are both excellent cooks now.
What do you think? A clean plate or something left over?