I never took any parenting classes. I never read any books that would prepare me to be a father, let alone the primary-caregiver-type. Much like an apprenticeship, this is one of those "on-the-job" training situations.
Right now, every mealtime feels like trying to sneak across a mine field, in the dark, dressed like a clown. But it's a battle I'm willing to fight. Plus, dessert tastes all the sweeter when eaten in silence after bedtime commences.
What can you do if your kid is the one who only eats white foods or only likes pasta or refuses to try anything new? Decide to go on a culinary adventure together. Begin by working with your kids, not against them.