I'd like to hear your opinions on this...
My daughter's best friend (they're both 6) is an incredibly picky eater. She pretty much eats bread, plain pasta, fruit and peanut butter. Our daughter has always eaten what we eat, and eats pretty much everything. My question is this, should I indulge this child when she is eating at our house? I really don't think I should, because we don't make special meals for our daughter if she doesn't like what we're having. But, on the other hand, she's not my child, and maybe I shouldn't impose our policies on her.
I don't really want to ask her parents to pack her a lunch when she comes here, because they feed my girl when she's at their house.
I've been on the flip side of this issue, with my daughter being the picky one. She's now almost 16 years old and she survived, so I feel confident in saying: DO NOT make anything special. If the child eats, she eats. If she doesn't, she doesn't. My daughter, in fact, very, very slowly tried some new things every once in a while. Sometimes, she ate nothing but bread. Or lettuce. I told her the important thing was to eat something and to be gracious and thankful.