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Reverse Psychology Gone Awry

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Reverse Psychology Gone Awry

Just a short dinner related entry today regarding a reverse psychology ploy that went awry. We have all been there; dinner's on the table and your child has no interest on what's on their plate.

My wife, Amanda made a shrimp fried rice dish tonight. Our daughter, Savannah of course had no interest. So I poked a piece of shrimp with the fork, put it in front of her face and said in a silly voice, “don't eat this, I want to eat it”. Of course she took the bait, but chewed so slowly with an almost horrified look on her face. I loaded the fork again with the same message and set it on her plate. Her lip curled and she looked as though she was about to burst into tears, “But I wanna grooow!” Although I felt a bit bad I suppose it worked. She cleaned her plate, but I was really hoping for more of a silly response. Maybe like Randy and his plate of mashed potatoes on The Christmas Story.