Trying new foods is difficult—both of my kids are afraid of them. But making separate dinners is a pain in the ass. So, we always give our kids a piece of what we're eating, like salmon or whatever, and they try it. It's minuscule, but they try it. And actually, we've found that if you do it three or four times with the same food, they get used to it and end up eating it. Of course, withholding dessert always helps, too.
Besides being a dad, Michael Ian Black is best known as an actor, comedian and writer and has starred in shows such as Comedy Central's Reno 911! and VH1's I Love the '80s... series.