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You see, there are several times after taking a few bites of his meal (quite often during dinner), Ben refuses to finish up his meal. I know some parents will teach their kid a lesson by not letting them eat later when they get hungry. Kinda like a lesson to their child that you can't always get what you want.
But I can't see myself doing that.
I don't want to be pleading to my child to finish up their meal too - else I would be doing that everytime this happens.
Now what I do is, if he doesn't want to eat anymore (after asking him and confirming that he's not hungry yet), I'll move his plate away and when he gets hungry later, I will make him oats and add in whatever dishes we had earlier (example: chicken or fish or vegetables)
He always finishes up his meal after that. That's what I wanted in the first place, just that he doesn't finishes it together with us during meal times.
When it comes to meal time, how do you ensure your child finishes their meal?