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reader question: my son serves himself huge portions that he won’t eat

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Blog Posts | 15 comments

“Hi, I have a question I’ve been meaning to ask for a while. We’ve been working on implementing the division of responsibility in my house.  We’re not perfect, but we are improving.  But we’re having trouble with the children (5 and 6) and portion size. My son in particular will help himself to an enormous serving (of rice, for example), eat two bites, and announce he’s done. Do we control portion size in the first place?  Insist he eat what he takes? ...

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pediasure, picky eating, low weight and desperate parents

Posted by on Oct 29, 2010 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

A reader called me out on some lazy writing (excerpted with permission from a private email) on the Pediasure post… This is long, but if you are struggling with feeding, picky eaters or low weight concerns, read on… “Hi, I just recently started following your blog. It was miraculous to me. My daughter (5) is an extremely limited eater. The amount of stress and despair this was causing in our household cannot be underestimated. Feeding your child is primal, it is a fundamental...

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praising eating? reader question #1

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

Here is the first question I chose to address from a reader… “Lately I’ve been saying “good job!” to my 15-month-old during mealtimes. I know that’s probably not the best thing to say. I’m wondering what kinds of things should be coming out of my mouth. Should we even be commenting on our daughter’s eating at all? We mostly talk about other things while we eat, so it’s not like I’m hovering over her making comments about every...

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