Eating Out: Older Child

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

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Dining Out Ideas

Anybody have any suggestions for making dining out an enjoyable experience with a family of two youngsters? I have a 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old. My 4 1/2 year old daughter has always been great in restaurants - sitting, coloring, playing with small objects/toys, etc. Unfortunately, the 2 1/2 year old boy has never taken to sitting still in a restaurant - despite every attempt with distractions and even leaving the restaurant when he cannot sit still. At this point, his poor behavior is starting to rub off on his big sister and dining out...