Help for Fussy Eaters Is Like Shoe Shopping

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 […]

“My son ate alot better when I was not there” {Parenting Picky Eaters}

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 […]

A Food Learning Mindset with Fussy Kids

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 […]

A Parenting Tool to Help with Food Anxiety

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 […]

Simple 3 Ingredient Flatbread with Cottage Cheese

We loved this simple cottage cheese recipe. I had made yoghurt dough before and so when I had some left over cottage cheese in the fridge, I thought “mmm…. can you substitute cottage cheese for yoghurt?” Yes, is the answer. A definite yes. We used butterfly cookie cutters to add some flat bread fun to […]

Core Stability and Fussy Eating

It can be hard to draw the line between sensory processing as a root cause for fussy eating behaviour and more physical limitations that impact on food reception, including core stability. It is difficult because the difference is inferred from observation. Both core stability and sensory processing can manifest themselves with similar triggers that only […]

Scented Bubble Mix

Making your own scented bubble mix is a fun way to increase some smell exposures for children. Olfactory sense building exercises are not always easy to come by, often they sort of waft on in. They can be fun and “on purpose” though! Scented bubble mix is a great activity prior to meals to engage […]

Praying for Strawberries {Book Review & Giveaway}

It’s a privilege and eye-opening experience to be let into someone’s world. Reading transports you and teaches you so much. And for this I am grateful to Gail Simpkins for penning her story “Praying for Strawberries”. A yearlong diarised account of life with her son, Lachlan. Lachlan has Autism and this book celebrates his accomplishments, […]

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