Chrissy Teigen 'charges' her picky toddler to eat from a restaurant-like menu she made

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Chrissy Teigen 'charges' her picky toddler to eat from a restaurant-like menu she made

The "Cravings" author created a laminated menu with toddler Luna's favorite foods, with prices. Teigen figures the Luna will eat it if she "pays" for it.

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Reduce the pace. Speak with your child in an unhurried way, pausing frequently. Wait a few seconds after your child finishes before you begin to speak. Your own easy relaxed speech will be far more effective than any advice such as “slow down” or “try it again slowly. For some children, it is also helpful to introduce a more relaxed pace of life for awhile.

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Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 5:57 p.m. ET Dec. 18, 2018 | Updated 9:24 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018
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Chrissy Teigen, author of "Cravings" cookbook, creates a menu to help get her picky daughter to eat. USA TODAY

Chrissy Teigen is one fierce mama. Ask anyone who's ever crossed her on social media.

But when it comes to mealtime, this mama takes orders from her 2 ½-year-old daughter, Luna. Literally it seems.

The "Cravings" cookbook author posted on Tuesday a laminated menu of meals for Luna to choose from. Our favorite by far is "ham and cheese Lunables."

I made a restaurant for my 2 and a half year old

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen)

"I made a restaurant for my 2-and-a-half-year-old," she tweeted, adding in response to a Twitter user that the use of the laminator was a bonus. "Truly it is much fun."

Only the day before, Teigen had complained of Luna's picky eating habits on .

"I always came from the mindset of 'eat what we serve or go to bed hungry' but I'm officially owned by my toddler, struggling to make a *dinner* Luna likes aside from spaghetti and fish sticks....any ideas welcome!!"

Don't accept disrespect from your child. Never allow her to be rude or say hurtful things to you or anyone else. If she does, tell her firmly that you will not tolerate any form of disrespect.

Are those prices real?

One Twitter user questioned the $3 and $4 "restaurant" menu prices of typical toddler foods like grilled cheese, fish sticks and spaghetti. Teigen said even toddlers will value what they pay for.

"I feel like if she pays she will eat it (fake money!)

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