A Moving Article

Being the parent of a child who has struggled mightily with Picky Eating in the past, I could really relate to the author’s experiences. I especially liked the line…

“This anxiety makes every meal feel like an episode of Fear Factor.”

And just like Samaria, we still celebrate when our son tries a new food that we once thought he would never, ever go near.

Actually, here’s a true and coincidental example.

This year, two days before Thanksgiving he asked me if we were going to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I said yes. He then asked if I would be serving stuffing. I said yes again.

“Great, I love stuffing!”

I nearly shed a tear  🙂

http://www.mtv.com/news/2957297/the-truth-about-my-picky-eating/

 

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BBC: Fussy-eating toddlers ‘not the fault of parents’

Research in the UK suggests that ‘fussy eating’ is largely due to genetics, but that these behaviors can be changed.

Also wanted to highlight two great suggestions in the advice section of the article…

“Give small portions and praise your child for eating, even if they only manage a little”

 

“If your child rejects the food, don’t force them to eat it. Just take the food away without comment and try to stay calm”

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37642587