There's a lot of content on this site and others, which basically tell you never to force feed your child. Your job is to provide healthy food, it's their job to eat it. Allot a certain time limit in which to eat their meal, say half hour. If they aren't done eating within that time or don't eat at all because they don't like what's being served, then they go hungry till the next meal, and learn from the consequence. This way meal time is not a constant struggle - which aggravates the struggle more.
I'm generally on board with this idea, but have a few questions:
- What age is appropriate to start enforcing this? That is, not worrying about kids starving?
- How should it be handled for kids below that age, who are slow, picky or disinterested eaters?
This specifically asks the 1st part of the question, but the answers sadly do not suggest any suitable age.