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If you want your kids to be well-mannered, serve them food cut into bite-sized pieces. A study on 12 children aged 6-10 years has found that kids who bite into food using their front teeth are half as obedient to adults and twice as aggressive towards other kids than those children who eat food cut into chewable pieces. In the study, the children were divided into two groups, with one being served chicken on the bone and the other in bite-sized pieces. The groups were asked to stay inside a nine-foot-radius. The test was then conducted with the conditions reversed for the two groups. In both the cases, children who bit into their food were found more likely to move out of the circle or indulge in disorderly activities. EatingBehaviors,April1(online)
When 6-10 year olds eat drumsticks instead of deboned chicken they are...
COURTESY: CORNELL FOOD & BRAND LA ...twice as likely to disobey adults ...and twice as aggressive toward other kids Cut food into bite-sized pieces if you want
your kids to behave at the table