I mentioned it awhile ago briefly, but lunch has become a bit of a power struggle for young R and myself. It started when he was still going to Lunch Bunch one day a week at school, starting to just eat his snack part of the lunch (like the chips or pretzels) and not the sandwich or fruit. Not much I could do when he was at school, so I tried to just let it slide.
Now our challenge is he sometimes goes on a hunger strike at lunch. Won't eat it, and if I save it for afternoon snack time he still won't eat it so then he super hungry and ornery before dinner. Lately I have been telling him that he can tell me when he is hungry, and they giving him a "lunch time is almost over" warning. This works sometimes, but not always. I just don't want to get in the practice of him skipping lunch, only to snack up a storm instead.
So my questions are: A. Does this ever happen to you? B. Any good tricks up your sleeve?
I have cut out the morning snack so, in theory, he should be very hungry. I also give him a couple options from which to choose for lunch, not forcing one option on him.
I'm all ears,