Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" We can be pretty strict with DS. He is 4 and he does eat burgers, a big problem we have with him is that ... [snip!] ... him something else for lunch but his only option for breakfast is the dinner he refused to eat. Does anyone else do this?"
I had to do this with my eldest son (he's 10 now, But was 3 at the time) I made Lasagna for tea and he refused to even try it, I'm not a Mum who makes kids eat things they genuinely don't like, But they WILL try everything at least once, He flat out refused to touch it, Cried until he gagged, And in the end went hungry refusing to eat, Being lasagna i had made a large enough batch to store and eat another/other days, So i had plenty to keep heating and serving him until he gave in and ate it, He LOVES lasagna ... lol
I think your def doing the right thing, And i would have even tossed the burger once it was old, And made a fresh one, And kept making fresh ones until he ate it, And realised that's how Mumma is gonna roll, What Mumma says, Mumma means, Making an alternative in the end only makes him think he's won.