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Comment of the week: "You eat what I make..." (or make your own meal)

In our Comment of the Week feature each Sunday, we highlight some especially great/wise/funny/poignant comments made by our TODAY Moms audience. This past week moms were talking about everything from celebrity baby names, Elmo haters and mama bears to school transitions, ear piercing and picky eaters.Our winner of the week is Gwendolyn Leigh Magras who doesn't stand for picky eaters.She poste

In our Comment of the Week feature each Sunday, we highlight some especially great/wise/funny/poignant comments made by our TODAY Moms audience.

This past week moms were talking about everything from celebrity baby names, Elmo haters and mama bears to school transitions, ear piercing and picky eaters.

Our winner of the week is Gwendolyn Leigh Magras who doesn't stand for picky eaters.

She posted on our TODAY Moms Facebook page:

My rule is that you eat what I make without any arguments until you are old enough to make your own meals. What many parents fail to acknowledge is that eating is not recreational, and teaching our children about proper nutrition is a huge part of our responsibility as parents. So making sure that our kids are fueled with balanced meals and that they know what one looks like is supremely important.

An honorable mention goes to Melissa Shannon's comment on helping kids with tough school transitions. (We especially applaud Melissa for navigating parenthood with kids in elementary, middle school and college -- what a challenge!)

Melissa writes:

I have 3 transitions this year: kindergarten, middle school and college. I was really worried about my college freshman, but she seems to be doing just fine. My tween has had some drama, but seems to be weathering the storm pretty well. I wasn't worried at all about my kindergartener, since she has been in daycare and is going to school with some of her buddies. She has had the most difficult transition, though. Keeping in contact with her teacher has been key, as well as talking with her about her day and how she can make good choices. Giving her lots of praise and high fives when she does well has helped tremendously. Daily communication with all three of my girls has been essential.

We also liked the comment from a TODAY Mom whose Facebook name is "Slacker Mom Says." She commented on our story  Angel at school, devil at home: Why do kids save their worst for us?

Slacker Mom Says posted:

But isn't that how we want it? My kids are PERFECT for every teacher, coach, etc they've ever had, but they've been known to give me a run for my money at home. Fine by me. Save that "special" behavior for Mom. I'll deal with it. Teachers shouldn't have to teach behavior; I'll do that at home!