Thanks for all the replies. He has been ill & ive bent the rules by letting him sit on my lap the last few days. He's definitely well again so I think I do need to be much stricter.
I've decided that my "battle line" is about sitting on my lap. This morning I set up the kids table in the kitchen for breakfast & he happily sat and ate with no fuss at all!
This won't help with meals out... but I'm thinking if I can do some fun craft stuff in his booster over the weekend when I'm not working then we can work on the sitting first. Then I'll try to get back to eating at the table.
Thanks again - this thread really helped me figure out a plan!!!
Evening meal was him throwing himself on the floor and screaming. My 6 year old doesn't feel well and was doing her best to get on with things despite the tantrum.
He was following me, clinging to my leg, sitting on me if I sat down near the table. He was clearly hungry and kept reaching for the food from me. Sometimes he went back to the plate and nearly ate something, before he set off tantruming again.
I have done the same thing. As others have said I don't mind if they need the cuddle but if it's just they think it's fun you need to set limits. My LG will have epic tantrums but I just make sure she's safe and ignore her. I dislike her going to bed hungry but usually when she sees I mean business will sit up and eat eventually
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