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More importantly, at what age do you think an adult should be able to construct a proper sentence?
Whatever works, but by school I'd think they have to able to feed themselves since their parents aren't with them. My 3 year old does a pretty good job, but still needs help cutting up stuff. Can use a fork and spoon fine. Occasionally he asks for help (to be fed), like getting the last bit out of the yoghurt container.
Geez I never fed my kids. Even at 6 months old just pop the plate in front of them and let them go. Took a while for my oldest to figure out utensils, but the rest of them just watched her and figured it out. Screw sitting down and feeding them.
I fed my 7 year old tonight cause she was too tired and moody to eat.
Otherwise she would have starved herself.
I still cut their meats up for them, into strips and don’t care if they use fingers to eat, depending on what it is
Introduce from young and encourage feeding independence but ultimately it doesn’t always go to plan and other factors also don’t help like fatigue and sickness and laziness haha
It really depends on the child, the type of food, the setting... let's say with neurotypical kids by 5 or 6, with no help besides possibly cutting up the food. Maybe 7 or 8 if they are in a restaurant that's distracting and/or need to keep their shirts clean