No I'm not strict at all.
Dd is 16 months old, she will eat her meals in her high chair with me next to her but I rarely eat at the same time (most of the time it's just her and I ). When she's finished she usually tries to chuck it on the floor (unfortunately for me) and that's it really. She's getting better at eating dinner but up until recently she would throw everything I made for dinner on the floor or just flat out refuse to put it in her mouth, I was making 2 or 3 things.
Now I'm over that, I make one thing, I put it in front of her and leave her to it, she seems to eat a lot better when I'm not in her face trying to get her to eat (go figure, I wouldn't like that either).
Sometimes she will eat enough and sometimes she won't and I will give her a fruit pouch or yoghurt after.
Her dad says when ever she's at his house she eats dinner, I think that has to do with her sister being there and copying her.