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    My almost 7 year old can, but generally I just cut things up for her out of habit...I really need to stop doing it so she can practice more.However, she cuts her own kiwi fruit, and she can spread things (peanut butter, honey etc.)

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    Fewh...sounds like DS is quite normal...I never get to see how other kids cut their food haha...

    We have kids' sized cutlery for him too, metal spoon, knife, fork, butter knife...he is now better at spreading his spreads like Vegemite, honey or butter. Sometimes he still digs a hole through the bread. But with steak or other meats, I see them flying off his plate instead no matter how we try to teach him. Guess it will take a while. Out in restaurants, it is better idea to cut for him and then he eats with a fork cos we cannot afford to have food flying off. It's so expensive to eat out!

    His veges...hopeless...he hates them...so we have to use scissors to cut them into tiny bits before he would eat them..and he would gag at them, trying to swallow instead of chew. He hates the taste of veges. He only accepts carrots...oh well, that's another issue altogether.

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    Dsd1 was brilliant with a knife and fork when she was 7 - but her nickname was Hoover, so she obviously had motivation! Dsd2 found it a bit harder until she was 9/10. We'd give her smaller bits of meat that would only need one or two cuts, or cut a steak in quarters. She's very elegant with her food now, but will still sometimes request assistance while we're out.

    With the veges - tomato sauce was a staple with every. single. meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Hi my son is 5 and has been cutting his food starting at around 3.5. If he has a very tough steak I will usually cut it for him but 99.9% of the time he does it himself.

    Wouldn't worry about it though. I don't think it's a big deal
    Both of mine were about the same, but we always stressed the importance of using the fork and knife properly. Just have him start doing it himself and he'll learn it in time.


 

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