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Questionable things ‘experts’ say #7: “The way you eat is unacceptable.”

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

  I cringed when a client told me that their new pediatrician admonished her five-year-old son (with severe food anxieties and selective eating who would likely qualify for a feeding disorder diagnosis) with this: “The way you eat is unacceptable.” I cringe often, when I hear some of the things that my colleagues in medicine say to young children, even if they think it is for their own good. (My guess is that this doc has no experience or education around feeding problems, all...

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First Family Meals for Fostering and Adopting Families

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

A reader asks: “As we near time to bring home 2 kids on visitor’s visa whom we are adopting who are selective eaters, I’m trying to make sure I have a plan in place with regards to safe foods being offered at each meal. They favor noodles, pizza (which we all can eat), hotdogs, and blini and cheese on bread or separate and yogurt & cucumbers and pickles. Do I just make sure we have noodles or pizza or blini or cheese or hot dogs at each meal in addition to the foods that...

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Touching story of progress with selective eating

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

This is a great post from Mealtime Hostage Blog. I am quoting generously, with permission. I love the journal-style story of progress for this mother of a selective eater. I know so many parents who think, “That sounds great, but can’t work for us.” It’s why I filled my book with tons of quotes from parents who have been there, and why I asked the Mealtime Hostage Mom if I could share this mother’s triumphs and joys. Mealtime Hostage is a great resource if you are...

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portion minimums or maximums undermine healthy feeding

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

I was giving a workshop on starting solids recently when two moms asked a similar question. “The doctor said my son has to drink X ounces of milk a day, and it’s so hard. If he hasn’t finished his pre-measured sippy cups, I end up chasing him around for an hour before bed time trying to get him to drink it.”  A recent house-call revealed a similar scenario where minimum amount recommendations invited pressure into feeding. The parents were told by the pediatrician that...

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quick tip video: helping kids with family-style

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog Posts |

Check out this quick tip video on how to help a young child with family-style serving....

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