Gino D’Acampo has slammed moron parents for letting their children become picky eaters and said that there’s no such thing as a fussy child.
The celebrity chef, 45, who shares three children with his wife Jessica, told Annie O’Leary and Wendy Golledge in a podcast, that he’s an incredibly strict parent who will send his children to bed without dinner if they refuse to eat.
And he added that he’s not averse to serving his children the previous night’s dinner for breakfast the following day so they learn the lesson.
He said that a child doesn’t grow up fussy. It’s not possible and that it’s the parents that can’t be bothered to fight. They can’t be bothered to have the argument at the table.
He said that when people talk to him about fussy children with their food, there’s no such thing as a fussy child, but that there is a thing as moron parenting. He said that he means idiots.
He said that they can’t be bothered to see their children go to bed without having any food and that he can, and he said that he’s a very strict dad and that he’s always up for a fight, and that he doesn’t care with whom, if it’s his wife, if it’s his children, if it’s his daughter because he believes that the extra fight he’s having today, will pay off tomorrow.
D’Acampo also said he will serve up last night’s ravioli for breakfast instead of cornflakes until his children eventually eat it.
He said that he only has to do it once because of course, they will eat it because they don’t want to have the same ravioli at dinner time when they come home.
He said not that he wasn’t comparing a dog with a child, but you know it’s the same thing as when you have a little puppy.
He said you only have to tell the puppy off and pretend to slap him a couple of times not to do the wee on the floor and then eventually he’s not going to do a wee on the floor, he’s going to call you to go outside. It’s the same thing.
He said that you know when people say that you’ve got to pick your fights, no, you take every fight one by one. Take all of them, and he said it works for him really beautifully, and that you need to have at least one parents who are in for every fight.
D’Acampo might seem extremely strict to some people out there, but he’s just being real. These children won’t die of hunger, and they’ll learn to eat what they’re given because we have become such an entitled culture and we seem to bring children up to believe they deserve anything they want.
Another way to get your children to eat their food is by getting them involved with preparing and watching how the food is made. Make it exciting for them. Even something as simple and easy as beans on toast gives them that satisfaction they crave.
It’s understandable that not everyone likes everything, but then there are some people who are quite adventurous in their eating habits, in that they’ll try anything at least once, but there are a lot of children out there that will say they don’t like something without trying it.
Of course, there are exceptions, when children have allergies to different foods, that’s a medical thing and not a child just being fussy!