So, let me get this straight–you just treat your kids like ordinary human beings who require logical justification for the rules of behavior that would otherwise just seem arbitrary? And they decide for themselves to accept the logic, which leads to healthy eating? Revolutionary!
Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies: A New Approach to an Age-Old Problem – Association for Psychological Science
Every parent has a different strategy for trying to get his or her kid to eat more vegetables, from growing vegetables together as a family to banning treats until the dinner plate is clean. New research suggests that teaching young children an overarching, conceptual framework for nutrition may do the trick.