Dad's Leftover Rule Leaves Son Heartbroken 😢: Was He Too Harsh?

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Meet 'Dinner Dad', a father who's conscious about food waste and picky eaters. He and his wife have a rule for their kids: if they don't finish their dinner, it becomes their breakfast the next day. But when their son, Adam, misses out on his favorite breakfast due to this rule, it sparks a family debate and leaves the internet divided. 😲🍽️

The Rule's Origin 🌍

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Picky Eaters Beware 🚫

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Introducing the Rule 📜

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Fairness for All ✌️

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A Special Breakfast 🥐

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Leftovers Instead 😞

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Heartbroken 💔

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Family Disagreement 😠

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Defending the Rule 🛡️

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Second Thoughts 🤔

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Alternative Solution? 🤷

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Dad's Realization 🎆

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Apology and Compromise 🕊️

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New Rule Adjustment 🔄

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Dad's Rule Leaves a Bitter Taste 😞

Dinner Dad's strict leftover rule left his son heartbroken when he missed out on his favorite breakfast. The family debate that ensued questioned the fairness of the rule, and after some reflection, Dinner Dad realized he may have been too harsh. He apologized to his son and promised him the special breakfast next week. They're now considering adjusting the rule to have leftovers finished for lunch or dinner instead. 😌🍽️ Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

drowningInSpam | drowningInSpam

magictubesocksofjoy | magictubesocksofjoy

Usrname52 | Usrname52

Forcing children to clean their plates can create harmful relationships with food 🤔

dingthewitchisdeaf | dingthewitchisdeaf

jkshfjlsksha | jkshfjlsksha

Incentivizing overeating can cause disordered eating habits. YTA 😢

ScubaCC | ScubaCC

dbradx | dbradx

C0pper-an0de | C0pper-an0de

Forcing a child to finish food creates poor eating habits 😢

walnutwithteeth | walnutwithteeth

Forcing kids to clear their plates can lead to eating disorders 😔

SevsMumma21217 | SevsMumma21217

Leftovers should not be a punishment. YTA 😢

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Dad's strict leftover rule leaves son heartbroken. Commenters call him out.

Superspreadator | Superspreadator

Father's leftover rule sparks YTA debate 🤯

avast2006 | avast2006

Father embarrasses son over food mistake in front of family 😔

Shandrith | Shandrith

Parent's power trip over food choices could lead to eating disorder 😢

HonestCranberry8485 | HonestCranberry8485

Parent's strict leftover rule causes food issues and YTA judgement.

slydog4100 | slydog4100

Leftovers for days? YTA dad's rule breaks son's heart 😢

pbc85 | pbc85

Father's leftover rule upsets son and commenters, YTA confirmed 😢

EstateSimilar6099 | EstateSimilar6099

Dad's leftover rule breaks son's heart. YTA verdict.

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Commenter calls out parent for humiliating their child in public 😢

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User disagrees with dad's 'clean your plate' rule 😒

DocHoppersFrogsLegs | DocHoppersFrogsLegs

Dad shames son over leftovers, YTA. Compassion needed 😢

dunemi | dunemi

Dad's strict leftover rule backfires. Commenters call him cruel. 😢

Outside-Question | Outside-Question

Forcing a child to finish their food can create unhealthy habits 😢

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Commenter accuses dad of causing eating disorders in children 😟

Slytherin125 | Slytherin125

Teaching kids not to waste food is good, but OP's rule is AH-ish 😢

basketballwife | basketballwife

Enforcing 'fairness' can be harmful to kids' growth and development 😔

kkmagikk | kkmagikk

Forcing your child to eat is cruel 😢. YTA.

manhattanabe | manhattanabe

Commenter calls out OP as the a**hole with a demand 👀

UmbranHarley | UmbranHarley

Commenter criticizes dad's leftover rule with YTA acronym 😕

fotli3146 | fotli3146

Teaching kids about food waste is important, but embarrassing them isn't cool 😕

keeperbean | keeperbean

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Enforcing a leftover rule can encourage disordered eating habits 😢

sarahhelen2 | sarahhelen2

emmmmme_in_wien | emmmmme_in_wien

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BogBabe | BogBabe

The_final_frontier_ | The_final_frontier_

Forcing your son to eat leftovers for breakfast? YTA 😑

yellowchaitea | yellowchaitea

Food waste or tough love? YTA dad leaves son hungry 🤷

LittleFreakyReaper | LittleFreakyReaper

Commenter calls out OP with a sad face emoji

ComfortableZebra2412 | ComfortableZebra2412

Parenting advice sparks YTA judgement and discussion. 🤔

WaDaEp | WaDaEp

Commenter harshly criticizes parent's discipline methods 😠

Shades-BYOND | Shades-BYOND

Forcing kids to eat leftovers can lead to unhealthy habits 😢

Mammoth9808 | Mammoth9808

Commenter calls out dad for being harsh and insensitive 😔

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Parenting gone wrong 😢: Forcing food on kids can backfire

chatondedanger | chatondedanger

Punishing son for good eating habits? YTA, says commenter.

ichheissekate | ichheissekate

Son heartbroken over dad's leftover rule. YTA for enforcing it.

Pro_Gamer_Queen21 | Pro_Gamer_Queen21

Parent's strict food rule leaves child heartbroken 😢

WritPositWrit | WritPositWrit

Father's leftover rule deemed too harsh by commenters 😢

Arctic_Puppet | Arctic_Puppet

Commenter calls out dad for being too harsh on son 😢

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Father's strict rule ruins son's favorite meal and humiliates him. YTA! 😢

KaizureTheRed | KaizureTheRed

Let kids have a say in meal planning and portion size 🍟. Forcing them to eat can lead to eating disorders.

joanclaytonesq | joanclaytonesq

12-year-old punished for not finishing favorite breakfast. YTA.

Dandilionessinmess | Dandilionessinmess

Commenter calls out dad's unfair treatment of his kids.

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Debate on fairness of dad's leftover rule sparks empathy and suggestions.

Silver-Thing2724 | Silver-Thing2724

Commenter calls out harsh parenting with fiery language 💥

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