Some Parents Cause Us To Hate Certain Foods

@Hatley (159604)
Garden Grove, California
December 5, 2017 3:18pm CST
I bet few doer peole can say a parent never 'made you eat 'some thing you really did mot ike e'and you stilll do not like that food., I wish parents would noit use foods to punish kids with as lots of good foods become off limits' because of being forced to eat them With me it w as grapefruit as te ones they alwaus use were small ver sour yellow grapefruit' As an adult I found pink grape furot andi love tem so good. Aso I was made to sit for ours because I did not like the heavey tasteless oatmeal my dad had to hav it cooked til no moiostiure was left i had to force myself as an older person to eat'oatmeal' as most mae it the n iorma thickness, I beg and implore parents not to use foods as punishments ' because you have some very odd gtastes.Tea ch kids to love good nutritious foods. One original post and graphic by P Hatley copyrighted 20167
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@much2say (35425)
• United States
5 Dec
This kinda reminds me of my aunt. I guess when she was very little, she hated green onions . . . so her parents and siblings made sure she never had green onions in her meals (and there is a lot of it used in Japanese foods). Apparently she still does not like green onions but wishes she did . . . and she blames it on her family for not exposing her to it.
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
tats certqainy different with me they tried to forcxe me to lie so methiings gut i t dd n ot work I stilljhate small sour g reen grrapgefruit and I will not eat i t
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
5 Dec
Our taste buds also change with time, Patsie. I hated cauliflower when I was a child and now I love it.
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@Happy2BeMe (69979)
• Canada
5 Dec
We were never forced to eat anything but when my mom cooked a meal we were expected to eat it. There was always plenty of food so there were choices. We didnt go hungry.
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
thats the n orm al way oparents should do my dad was a rather mean person and we wre forced tyo eat certain foods buit as soo asI gre p IL n ever toiucedd those foods again even if I ae wilth my parents to my dadds dsmay as an adult he could mot force me
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@Happy2BeMe (69979)
• Canada
5 Dec
@Hatley that is terrible. I had a friend whose dad was like that. I was visiting her house one time and her sister tried to hide her peas because she didnt like them. When her father found them he took her in another room and beat her. I could hear her screaming snd crying. I never went back there.
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
5 Dec
The only food I really was made to eat was green beans. I would hold my nose, and eat them quickly.
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@LilyBeBack (1705)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec
That's very good advice So many people have issues with food and some of them are definitely caused by parents' punishments or even just mistakes
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
yesaking anissue ofver certain foods is no way to makekds like the things that are good for t e ym
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• United Kingdom
5 Dec
@Hatley In my case my mam made me finish my meals because she (like most people) didn't understand that stopping when you're full is far more important than not wasting food. Sadly now I have a difficult journey ahead of me trying to teach myself to know when I'm full and how to stop eating. She also used food as a comfort, which is very common, so now I tend to turn to food when I have negative emotions that I don't know how to deal with. I'm trying my best to not do that with Leonard
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
@LilyBeBack yes n they just did norealk ize y ou mus have asoopoping int I am a d iabtcv and I leave food on myplaea lot soI ca io eep good ncon rol of myblood sugar lol
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
When my children see something they think they won't like I tell them to try it. They have to take 2 bites of whatever it is, if they still really do not like it I don't make them eat it. My children only have a couple things they really dislike and I won't make them eat those things.
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
thats the ood n ormal way and lkois of times they earn olike what they did not lie earler mydad jever saw t that way we had o eat ilt or else L stilll have a probvlem iwth some things b ut heyare ot foods that arethat nutrltioous a way as a d ilabetic Im'careful what I e at
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@jstory07 (57993)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Dec
I never forced my kids to eat food that they did not like. I did not like that when it was done to me.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
I never punished my children with food. If they didn't like it, I didn't fix that particular dish. Eventually, their taste buds change, just like mine did throughout the years. We were never made to eat foods, we didn't like.
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec
I never dlid t at e ilther and theyklied just abou everything as we amade no issues over any food so they lied allk sorts offooids
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@Hatley When I cooked dinner, it was a known fact my son wouldn't eat anything associated with beans or peas. I would just fix other vegetables, that my children both liked! Now, Chad loves bean soup and baked beans, too!
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@Courtlynn (51184)
• United States
6 Dec
I would never force food on my kids, or any other kid as we all have different taste.
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec
me either a nd myu grew up liing most foods tooas we ever made ay ise over food
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@koopharper (6318)
• Canada
5 Dec
We were expected to eat the food put in front of us even if it was something we didn't like. I think my parents eased up a bit over time but there were some really unpleasant moments. I do understand that they had to deal with food shortages we never experienced growing up. There are still things I really don't like all the way from childhood.
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• Rochester, New York
6 Dec
There are a few foods that I won't eat at all... Liver, brussel sprouts, all matter of sea food { except for fish sticks }, avocado's. I had a bad experience with lobster as a little one so I refuse to eat it at all.
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@Hatley (159604)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec
liver ils mi ne too ugh parasnips green grapefuit
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Dec
My grandmother would make me eat squash. I hate the texture to this day. Ugh!
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@YrNemo (8744)
5 Dec
One of my acquaintances hates foods with eggs, because his father used to force him to swallow some scrambled egg dish.
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