Jun 04 2012

Smart Parents Don’t Have Food Fights

Published by at 2:49 pm under Family Meals,Uncategorized

 

As many as 50% of children  are described by their parents as “picky eaters”.  Unknowingly parents may be contributing to the problem. Parents who coerce, cajole or bribe their children to try a food make the problem worse. Parents who call their child a “picky Eater” might actually prevent their child from trying a new food. Parents who serve the same food over and over because “that is all my child will eat” might actually be depriving their child of new taste experiences. And, if you are arguing about who is eating what at the table then meals can become so stressful, that  no one wants to eat.

So what should you do? Serve good food in a pleasant environment and let your child eat what and how much he wants. Good food means food that does not have a lot of sugar or salt added and a pleasant environment means at a table with the TV off, toys out of sight, and in the company of an adult  who supervises safety and manners  not portions.

For ten tips on how to stop food fights, and improve the quality of family mealtime  read:

Smart Parents Don’t Have Food Fights

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Smart Parents Don’t Have Food Fights”

  1. domkirche st. stephanon 24 Aug 2013 at 7:01 am

    It’s hard to find experienced people in this particular topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  2. eileenBon 03 Sep 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I have been working with young families for years and this is a favorite topic for me. Thanks for your comments

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