Let Them Order- Restaurant Tips
When it’s time to order food, let your kids order their own food and drink!
Often times, we do this for them, but allowing them to tell the waiter/waitress exactly what they would like, can help kids feel in control and empowered! This simple skill, also teaches waiting, social skills and manners.
What has worked for our family is to let our kids pick what to eat, and then we add in one choice for them to make as well if they don’t pick a fruit or vegetable with their meal. “Would you like carrots or an apple?” Will it hurt if they don’t get a fruit or vegetable for one meal, absolutely not, but we like to encourage this even when eating out at a restaurant if possible.