When the child is hungry and thirsty, ask her for a drink, she’ll happily oblige.
When the children are hungry and hungry for some fun, the next question is: where should she eat it?
If she is in the home and the food is served in a tray, she may be tempted to eat it.
But if she is outside and is not in the kitchen, she is more likely to go for a plate, especially if there are other children nearby, according to a study conducted by Dr Anna Risvi, from the University of Bristol in the UK.
In other words, if you are home alone and the kids are not hungry, they may be inclined to pick up a spoon and a plate and eat, without knowing why.
But once inside, if the children do not need help, then the tray and plate are unlikely to tempt them, she says.
For example, if they are playing in the living room, and the children have left the food out, then they may want to sit down and eat it, but they might have a hard time with the tray or plate.
Dr Risci and her colleagues used a novel, experimental approach to determine whether food should be allowed to spill out of the tray.
They tested two sets of identical bowls of food: a tray of food and a tray containing a bowl of plain water.
They were allowed to sit in the same room and the same bowl for up to two hours at a time.
The researchers placed a plate in the tray with a piece of tape on it, to keep food from spilling out of it.
Then they allowed the tray to spill and then measured the water level in the bowls.
As they watched the tray, the children sat in the dining room, with one of them sitting next to the tray on the floor and another beside the tray in the sitting room.
At each meal, the researchers measured the amount of water in each of the bowls before and after the meal.
They found that the water in the left tray was not significantly different from that in the right tray.
So, the food spilled out of both sets of bowls.
This means that, once food was allowed to leak from the tray of water, the amount spilled was not much different than if it had not spilled.
This does not mean that there was no risk of spilling, but it does show that there is a risk of food spilling if the tray is not maintained in the correct way.
Dr Anna says this experiment could help people who have trouble controlling their children’s behaviour.
‘We want to help parents to stop eating food and drinking water and not let them go hungry and dehydrated’ she says, ‘but it’s hard because we want to do it in a way that does not give them a reason to get angry.
We need to learn more about what happens to the food and drink that they eat, and we need to have more data on how it is processed and stored, she adds.
Dr Aron Molnar, who heads up the Behavioural and Social Research Institute at Bristol’s School of Psychology, says the study could help parents learn more from their children about their behaviours and learn how to avoid them.
‘It could be that the parent who gets upset at their child will think, ‘I can’t get along with this kid because of that, so I need to get rid of this child’.’
In my experience, people who get angry are often the ones who do not take action and are less likely to behave well in the future,’ he says.
‘They are less responsive and they have a poor impulse control.’
The researchers found that, when the food was not allowed to go down the drain, the bowls were not different from each other, and that the amount lost in the food did not change much, Dr Molner says.
He says that the experiment could be useful in helping parents to learn about what is happening with their children, as well as in helping them to understand how their behaviour might change if they try to stop the behaviour.