fussy as a hen with one chick

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fussy as a hen with one chick

Extremely anxious and overprotective. A: "I can't believe your curfew is only nine o'clock." B: "Yeah, my mom can be fussy as a hen with one chick sometimes."
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It's not just partners that prove fussy - forty per cent of parents confessed they'd gone to huge extents to get their kids eating greens by bribing their children to eat the food in front of them.
Although parents in both groups overestimated the time their babies' slept, parents of fussy children overestimated by an average of 27 minutes while the parents of the non-fussy children overestimated by 70 minutes.
The infant's physical exam was completely unremarkable except that he was so fussy He simply would not stop crying, even when held.
This site provides fantastic food that would impress even the most fussy of guests.
Jemma Marshall I'm not a fussy eater neither is my wife.
Research about why toddlers are fussy eaters has been making headlines this week as it has found it might be part of their DNA.
And the study found preschool children would become fussy eaters if their dads had depression during those early years.
It's a delightful and clever little picture book from the author of Poo Bum and a story that fussy eaters will love because they will see themselves in the main character and for parents who can enjoy some light relief about youngsters who only want to eat a particular thing.
Fussy eater Simon will only eat spaghetti - he turns his nose up soup, at toast, at sandwiches and drives his parents mad.
She's such a fussy eater and it's hard to try to persuade her to try new things"Faith's ith's ith other favo fa urite is rice, beans and sausages out | atin.
1 SET A GOOD EXAMPLE: The best way to encourage fussy eaters to enjoy a better selection of food is to set a good example and follow a healthy diet yourself.
THEY'RE the love of your life but if your child is a fussy eater it can be enough to drive any devoted parent to distraction.
is a picture book for fussy young dressers whose parents have wearied and despaired of the search for appropriate cajolery magic to persuade said child into clothes of any color.
Anybody who has had a fussy child knows it is well within the range of the human norm that if you pick them up then they are still fussy," said Professor Kim Bard of Portsmouth University.
The rear's too high, the sides are too fussy and the front's too busy.