Mistake #7: Using Food as a Reward
This technique typically rewards the kids by using high-fat, sugary foods. It may seem like the easy way out now, but it’s sending the tot down the wrong path of not-so-healthy eating habits. Also, using sweets as a reward gives the child the idea that sweet food is desirable, where as other healthier food is not.
Instead: Reward your child for good behavior (not for eating their veggies) with non-food items like a trip to the park, a bubble bath, or extra play time.