Okay, it's dinnertime.
The family is starved, everyone is tired, and dinner is served. That's when it starts.
The comments about how certain veggies are gross and some like sauce and some don't, some like it on the side and some want it right on top. Everyone has his or her likes or dislikes.
You can go two ways.
One way follows the philosophy simply stated as, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." Or, you may opt for a more creative approach. Involve your children. Let them plan dinner for a change (with some guidelines). Teach them what a healthy meal is. Have the children choose a protein, a fruit or veggie, and a pasta or grain. Take down some of the cookbooks that never seems to make it off the shelf and teach your kids how to read and follow a new recipe.
Show them that it's fun to try new things. Take them shopping for the meal they have chosen. Let them help prepare it. Enjoy your time together in the kitchen. You'll be amazed with the results.
Enjoy your children and your dinner!