We can’t escape it, it’s all around us. Pressure, power-struggles, picky eating, over-managing children’s eating. Here is a great, succinct piece from Ellyn Satter on what I have come to call, “Helicopter feeding.” It doesn’t have to be so hard! I have also reprinted the article below, with permission. Thoughts?
By the way, this photo cracks me up. It’s from an article on how to “get your kids” to eat veggies. Notice the “dad” is trying to feed some to the kid and she has her arm up pushing him away. Classic! A great unintended visual example of how pressuring kids to eat more fruits and veggies backfires…