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Counterproductive Feeding practices: Part III of the Worry Cycle

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

Quick recap of the Worry Cycle so far… When families find themselves struggling with feeding it usually begins because the child presents with a feeding challenge (anything from an oral-motor delay to painful reflux, to being larger or smaller than average in our current culture). The worried parent, with little support and often poorly advised  by the very experts they turn to for help, then turns to counterproductive feeding practices with the goal of either getting the child to eat...

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Why parents get into counterproductive feeding patterns: Worry Cycle Part II

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

Last week’s post introduced the “Worry Cycle” and why some foster and adopted children present with feeding challenges. The child who is challenging to feed is often the starting point that sets up the difficult feeding relationship. This week we move on to the parent dealing with the feeding challenge. Obviously, this is where I want to break the cycle, by offering information and support about best-feeding practices, even in the face of significant challenges… Poor...

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The Worry Cycle of Feeding: Part I for Adoption Month

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

In honor of Adoption Month (November) I will run four weekly posts on feeding issues related to adoption and fostering.  If you have biological children, children who came to you by birth and adoption, or no children at all, I hope you’ll read the series. I’ll introduce the “Worry Cycle” of Feeding, which is applicable to all families struggling with feeding and weight worries… Part 1  starts with the entry point to what I have called the “Worry...

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Love Me, Feed Me is here, like sending my first-grader off to school…

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Blog Posts | 8 comments

I am thrilled to announce that my book, Love Me, Feed Me, is available on   “I wish I had read Love Me, Feed Me before we had our son with us. It would have saved us so much worry and heartache. Our family has been transformed by the Trust Model and Dr. Rowell’s practical advice. It felt like she was describing our situation to the letter, when we felt like we were the only ones. This book has helped more than I would have imagined, both with our biological son’s picky...

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Playing with food: It’s more than just a mess.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

This creation was made from left-over pan fried mashed potatoes and a soy bean (edamame). My daughter M hasn’t “played” with her food in ages, so I didn’t make a big deal out of it. We were all lingering and chatting over dinner.  At 6, she seemed a little old for this kind of playing with food…  (I know how lucky we are that we can throw away food that isn’t eaten. See posts on food waste…) I snapped a pic because it got me thinking about playing...

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