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Parenting and Chicken Nuggets

by TK | September 24th, 2008 | Helpful Hints

Generally speaking, I have semi-adventuresome eaters in my four kids.  My wife and I are foodies to the nth degree- we eat everything and will try cooking in any style.  So, our children get all of our experiments.  But sometimes when you are at a restaurant, nothing saves you as a parent like the power of chicken nuggets.

Chicken nuggets, fingers, or strips (they go by so many names) are the fool-proof child meal at a restaurant. Almost every American parent knows this, and almost every restaurant knows this.  So, from Thai restaurants to seafood shacks, you will find the stalwart savior on the kids’ menu.

On a recent dinner trip to Silver Spring Mining Company in Belair, Maryland, two of my kids proved that to be true again.  They ordered the chicken strips, and I got my sour beef and dumplings.  Jake and Kate often order other things there, but for whatever reason, they had their minds on the simple chicken world.  And because it was on the menu, there was harmony at the table.

God bless chicken nuggets and the role they play in parenting.

  1. Gin says:

    I have to agree with you on this one. Even here in the Philippines, chicken nuggets (or strips, finger or the classic fried chicken) are the sure hit for kids when eating out.

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  3. Kelly says:

    all i can say is thank God for chicken nuggets!

  4. Raj says:

    Definitely have to agree with you on this…

  5. Raj says:

    What do you do to get your kids to eat vegetables? That’s one problem that my wife and I always seem to have…


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