More and more lately, I'm finding that our 5-year old daughter starts asking for dessert before she's finished her dinner.
Obviously, I'd like to find a way to manage this without it ending in a fit.
My problem with the simple "no dessert until you've finished your dinner" line, is that I've been told by some people I trust that research has shown this sort of setup (requiring the eating of food in order to get a reward) to increase the likelihood of eating disorders later in life.
I would really appreciate being pointed to research that either enforces or disproves that notion.
Thanks so much.