This is literally EVERYDAY... and every meal too! It starts in the morning with Breakfast... I say she needs to eat breakfast so we can go here, or do this, or play that. She'll ask for waffles, or eggs or cereal. Sometimes I let her chose sometimes its my choice. No matter WHAT we give her, she'll sit and play with it for 1, 2 even 3 hours. Then if I try to take it away she screams she wants to eat it, and I have to give it back. Sometimes she'll eat half if I'm lucky.... She'll ask for snacks 100 x a day. I no longer give her any snacks... she has to wait to eat at the next meal only now. So lunch comes around, like today (luckily this morning she ate 1 whole waffle in less then 30 minutes). So 3 hours ago I give her pasta with sauce and some left over turkey in the sauce (chicken as she says). She's taken 2 bites... if that... I try to take it, she wants it back. She sits and mixes it and sings to herself all this time and doesn't eat. We literally have spent 1/2 the day at the kitchen table not eating. She wanted to play arts and crafts stuff today and I told her not until lunch was done... I was going to take her to the library... and still here we sit and she won't eat and she won't give me the bowl back because she's not done! I've set timers at dinner, and when it beats dinner is over, whether she's eaten or not. We took away ALL snacks all day. We let her pick dinner... we've taken the right for her to pick dinner away. She's in her room punished right now because I'm at wits end. And here it is less then 2 hours from dinner time and we'll have to go through this again. I'm letting her down to just get her shoes on so we can goto the library and return these books and movies. I'm not letting her get anymore. How do I correct this behavior or actually get her to eat? I can not possibly sit for hours on end every meal waiting for her to do something with it. She's about to turn 4, so she doesn't get the idea of time yet!