The Power Of Sharing The Foods That Your Child Eats
How often does your child experience being able to eat EVERYTHING that everyone else is eating, without worry? The desire to feel accepted, considered, and included without it being awkward is so real! One small step you can do to help your child feel accepted and included no matter where they are with their eating right now - is to share the foods they eat.Read more
What to do When Anxiety Creeps into Mealtimes
In my last blog post I wrote about what happens when worry creeps into mealtimes, and how to spot when your child is feeling anxious about eating. If you’ve read that too much worrying at mealtimes can reduce appetite, lower children’s curiosity, and increase sensory sensitivity, then you’re probably asking - what can we do about it?Read more
What Happens When We Worry?
There is so much to worry about when it comes to feeding kids! Are they getting the right nutrition? Are they eating enough? Am I doing a good job? Will my child be able to manage socially? Will they ever grow out of this “phase”? The list of potential worries is endless. Of course, when faced with a feeding challenge, it is natural to worry! But can all of this worrying actually make the situation worse?
Supporting Your Child’s Eating as they go Back to School
Supporting Your Child’s Eating as they go Back to School Strange time of year to be writing a ‘Back to School’ post - I know! But all over the world...Read more
How to Stop Fighting Without Giving Up
When it comes to feeding children with feeding challenges or picky eating, it can feel like the only two options are for every mealtime to be a battle, or to give up entirely - handing control over to the little ones. Is there an alternative?Read more
Feeding, Festivities and Special Occasions: Top Tips for Managing Feeding Challenges over the Festive Season
Take focus off food and celebrate in other ways. Plan in your child’s accepted foods. Relax about sweets and treats. Brief relatives in advance. Consider the sensory environment.
Food-Talk to Promote Food Enjoyment for Worried Eaters
It is often best to avoid food-talk completely and focus mealtime conversation on other topics. However, when children ask about foods or when friends and relatives ask you about your...Read more
Trick your Child to Eat, or Treat them to Trust?
There are so many little tricks we have up our sleeves for getting children to eat - like blending fruit in smoothies or hiding veggies in tomato sauce. When do these little tricks backfire? And when can they be helpful for developing a child's trust with food?Read more