"Parents can avoid power struggles at the table if they understand normal toddler behavior. Most toddlers are picky eaters. They have likes and dislikes. A toddler may refuse to eat a food because of its color or the feel in her mouth. Typically, toddlers eat a particular food for awhile and then all of a sudden refuse it. These food jags frustrate parents."
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