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“When my parents gave up on my eating, that’s when it happened.”

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

I love my work: that thrill when a client makes a connection, sees things a new way, perhaps understanding how the things s/he was doing to try to make a child’s eating “better” may have actually slowed progress. A dad I talked to recently shared the following, when we discussed how his own history around food can help him relate to his daughter’s picky eating and food worries. For a little background, this dad was very picky as a child, eating only a handful of foods....

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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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“Eat it, no don’t you dare eat it!” Confusion and pressure undermines eating skills and trust.

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

I was recently at a children’s museum in another state. We were enjoying lunch, and I smiled and waved at a gorgeous preschooler at the table next to us. The mom and dad were attentive, loving, affectionate, and working really hard to get the two kids to eat (well, the mom was anyway). I have special experience and interest in helping adoptive and fostering parents, and the family was transracial, with white parents and black children.  The adoption is relevant in terms of attachment and...

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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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When a challenging, “She won’t like it” dish is for dinner (plus Thai Basil Noodle Salad recipe)

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

So the other night as I was menu planning, I was leafing through my 3-ring binder and came across a recipe I made last when I was pregnant!  M has never had this meal (though she promised me she has had it before). It’s a Thai beef and basil salad, and I just didn’t think she’d like it. I have a fairly adventurous eater who happens to  heartily enjoy the 10-12 dishes (and others) I make on a regularish rotation. I realized to my chagrin, that I don’t often make things...

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