Posts in Peaceful Mealtime
navigating the peanut gallery: How to deal with family and friends when talking about your feeding decisions

Are you ever feeling unsure with how to navigate family members that want to feed your child in a way you don’t agree with? This can be tricky to navigate: we want to make our loved ones feel heard, but ultimately we want them to value our beliefs and approach. Here are my 6 tips to navigating these challenging waters.

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Is your child refusing vegetables? Shift your thinking (How and why it’s important).

Parents frequently ask, “how can we get our children to eat vegetables?” It is so common for toddler and preschool age children to go through a picky, or more selective phase when it comes to food, and vegetables many times fall off the repertoire. Instead of thinking about bribing or forcing our little ones to eat vegetables, this post focuses on what you can do to help with the long term goal of helping your little one love vegetables

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Dealing with Maladaptive Behaviors at Mealtimes

Throwing food, tantrums at the table, standing on chairs, these are all considered maladaptive behaviors at mealtimes. These can be so challenging, and frustrating, and for many children, mealtimes may trigger these behaviors. Let’s dive into the why these occur and how to address them to stop them for good!

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Is your child’s feeding stuck in a rut? Food jags: why they occur and how to avoid them

A food jag occurs when your child eats the same food several days, or meals in a row. Sometimes, a child gives up that food once they get sick of it. Read more to find out why a food jag might occur and steps you can take to avoid it.

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