Posts tagged mealtime routine
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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Three reasons why scheduling meals and snacks can make mealtimes more peaceful

Do you have a schedule for meals and snacks?    One of the first ways I help families struggling with picky eating is to review their meal and snack schedule, or routine.  Having a schedule for your little one (usually after about 14-16 months of age) can make a world of difference when feeding your child.  Read more to find out why and ways to get started.

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Make mealtimes more peaceful: create a pre-meal routine in 4 simple steps

A common hurdle I hear from families in my practice is that their children have a hard time transitioning to the table, most commonly at dinnertime. When dinner rolls around, it has been a long day (usually for everyone in the family) and getting little ones to sit at the table can be a challenge. Enter the pre-meal routine. Take a look at my 4 step plan which is sure to help make getting to the table a little less painful for everyone. I find preparing for the meal is often overlooked!

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