Re: Do you limit food intake?
Yes and no.
I portion out their plates.
Then if they eat it all, they can have seconds if they want more. I've never had them ask for thirds or more, but if they did, I am pretty sure I'd oblige.
But once they have dessert, that is the end of the meal.
They know that, though. So they don't ask for dessert until they are "full" and not wanting more of the meal. They also don't get dessert unless they've finished their meal.
So I guess yes and no??
Our schedule is really structured though. We do meal, dessert, sleep. For lunch and dinner. So, it's not like they are up and hungry for a long time. KWIM?