Unfortunately some children go through the stage of talking after they have eaten a bit while others are eating their meals go cold and they decide they aren’t hungry. I have offered to re-heat them but most times they said no. At one stage we had a rule to eat first and we would sit and talk for a lot longer than we would have otherwise. If some wanted to talk to me and others wanted to talk to Dad we would split up to make it work for the child/childrens’ benefit. Often it was one-on-one discussions. Sometimes one would ask for help in understanding what their school homework was. We explained it but they had to do it themselves.
Published 24th September 2019