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Healing Food Preoccupation and Trusting Hunger and Fullness

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Blog Posts |

Below email is shared with permission from an adoptive mom of two early grade-school girls who had experienced food insecurity and were “food preoccupied” (hoarding, sneaking, eating large amounts…). Parents had tried the standard advice of limiting sweets and regulating portions, which had made the interest over the last months and years even more intense. Mom read my first book, Love Me, Feed Me and we had one phone call to answer questions. (The book is...

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Parents on dessert with dinner

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

I asked my facebook readers  and a few past clients to share their experiences with serving dessert with the meal. For many workshop attendees or new clients, this is the idea they struggle most to accept: “How will I get them to eat anything if I can’t bribe with dessert?” or, “I can’t accept that he gets rewarded with something he likes if he hasn’t eaten anything healthy first.” After serving family-style, serving a child-sized portion of dessert at the same time as other...

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reader’s happy ending to sugary cereal quandry…

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

Here is a great story from a reader. I love how she dealt with this tricky cereal situation! It can be extra hard when parents have different ideas about what to serve. Notice it took a year, but D trusted her boys, did her job of providing balance and not fighting the battles… What are your success stories? A happy ending to my sugar cereal woes. . . Background: hubby eats sugar cereals for breakfast and buys them regularly for our boys, who were turning up their noses at everything...

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Schools contribute to shame and craving of “forbidden foods”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

More insanity with the schools around food… It is getting worse, people. When it happens to your child, please make a stand and tell the schools it’s not OK… My daughter’s school is a “sweet-free zone”. There is even a poster in one of the classes that shows a cupcake with a big slash through it and a big declaration, “This is a sweet-free zone!” M came home the other day  confused as to why Mrs. W. was giving the other teachers brownies, but not...

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the candy stash, and Big Brother

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

M had the candy stash from school yesterday. (Check out an old post about handling candy stash days...) She had one or two pieces with her after-school snack, then this morning,  she asked for a sucker with breakfast, and I said, “sure.” She handles this stuff so well… I too am still amazed. Then she worried, “Uh oh, they will see my green tongue and know I had candy with breakfast!” I said, “So?” She replied, “Well, Mr. C said if we eat candy...

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