She was only three. She was two bites into her apple. She stopped. She looked at me with her big, inquiring eyes. “Mum, my apple is sweet.” I said “Yep”, and kept eating my apple. “Does it have sugar in it?” My heart broke. Someone had demonized sugar to my just out-of-nappies-innocent-as-anything little girl. I […]
Let’s delve into some “common wisdom” ideas for handling fussy eating by playing a game. (BTW if you have read my post on 9 things not to say to a parent of a fussy eater, you will know why I think “common wisdom” is mostly INCORRECT when it comes to fussy eating.) The game is […]
Executive function skills help children in every day living situations and the kitchen is a great place to develop them.
My analogy for getting help for picky eating (or fussy eating) is to think of it like shoe shopping. Just like shoe shopping, you’re not likely to find the perfect golf shoe in the bargain bin out the front of a kids footwear outlet. So, to help you work out what I mean, I thought […]
Generally, one of the very first things you are “expected” to do when you become a parent is to feed your baby. You have JUST (literally JUST) been through the experience of becoming a parent and before you know it, you are getting some sort of advice on feeding your new arrival. At the pinnacle […]
Our language around food, the messaging our children are bombarded with and a society focused on health, results in conflicting ideas on talking about food with fussy eaters. This week, I was upset with the messaging behind a viral article that was shaming lunchboxes purely on a file of photos from 2 different geographic areas […]
When a child gets anxious about something, chances are high that they’ve been thinking about it for a while before they talk about it. Hence, when they mention or react to a food worry in front of us they are looking for support or a way to cope with the anxious feeling. There is a […]
WHY DOES MY CHILD EAT AT CHILD CARE BUT IS FUSSY AT HOME? Lauren Hunt asked me to elaborate on this common parenting conundrum, why do kids eat so well at daycare and then refuse meals at home? Why are they great eaters for others but are fussy for me? Lauren said….So many parents struggle […]