“To Eat or Not To Eat? That is the Question”.
Does your child mouth non-edible objects? If so, take the objects away and present something else. Give your child an edible and non-edible object, then…
- Use verbal reinforcement when your child eats the edible objects.
- Discourage your child from eating the non-edible items by frowning and taking them away.
- Observe your child throughout the day. Continually use the above procedure until he is able to distinguish between edible and non-edible items.