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Playmobil Family meal #2, and “Don’t force-feed your child.”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog Posts |

What does this scene make you think of? Your own childhood? Your family table right now? Are you putting or forcing food into your child’s mouth?

I just wrote a sidebar for my book where I describe a video I saw during a feeding therapy workshop. The mother lamented, “No one told me not to force-feed my child!”

Here it is. Don’t force feed your child.

And yet, the parents I work with who are force-feeding, are loving, desperate, nurturing parents who are not given any alternative. They truly feel the choice is between force-feeding and a feeding tube, or death…

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