Blogger shares how a lot of modern parenting advice is just totally bizarre and twisted and goes against nature.
Kate a mum of three from the blog, Katesurfs, has shared her thoughts on kids eating with their hands and why we should never discipline them for doing so…
Kate writes, “One recent example I read in a very popular parenting book, was that children who eat their food with their hands, are probably doing it to annoy you. Putting them in time out is a recommended ‘action’ to take if your child keeps eating with their hands.
“But, this is so stupid and really goes against nature.
“Digestion starts before you put your food in your mouth. The act of touching your food prepares your digestive system for what’s to come.
“I learned this in India, where almost everyone eats with the most convenient utensil around: your hand, (unless you eat something liquidy that requires a spoon).
“Eating with your hand also prevents you from burning your mouth because your fingers are more sensitive than your mouth, they act as a warning system.
“So, when I saw that my kids preferred eating with their hands, I encouraged them, knowing that eating with the hands is a basic human process. I know some toddlers hate getting their hands dirty and this can be a lot from us over reacting when they do get dirty, or from sensory sensitivities.
“Anyway, I just could not believe my eyes when I read that you should punish a child for eating with their hands.
“Sometimes the ‘modern’ way is actually so backwards!”
People agreed with Kate’s opinion however one comment we do agree with asked, “What age were they talking about??? Like, 11 years old and perfectly capable of using cutlery but using fingers anyway, yeah maybe they’re being inappropriate. But if they’re 2 and just learning then that’s very different.”
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