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3 Areas of Children’s Emotional Development Improved by Mealtime

No doubt, mealtimes represent a period in the day for your family to gather and consume delicious and nutritious food. As a parent, you know that you are required to provide adequate meals that fuel your child’s body and mind however, you might be unaware of the fact that mealtime also significantly influences 3 key aspects of emotional development: autonomy, identity and self-esteem. These 3 components of emotional growth are ...

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Turn Your Picky Eater into a Mealtime-Lover

Constantly reminding your child to eat and continually bringing a spoon to your child’s mouth creates both resistance and stress, which is most likely the opposite of what you’d like to achieve as a parent. With this in mind, it’s important to redefine your child’s mealtime identity to a more positive one that encourages participation in making meals and places emphasis on being together and enjoying each other’s company as ...

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3 Influences that have an Affect on your Child’s Poor Eating Habits

Does your child demonstrate finicky behavior at the table? Let’s take a moment to look at 3 influential factors that are the first and primary issues to address when considering the causes of a child's poor appetite. 1. Possible Health Problems Has your child had health problems during infancy such as premature birth, chronic ear infections, congenital birth defects, or been affected by the common medical condition known as Failure to Thrive? ...

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Is My Child A Picky Eater?

"My child doesn’t like vegetables", "My child would rather snack all day than eat regular meals", "My child is five years old and I have to feed her during mealtime because I'm worried she's not getting adequate nutrition", "My child eats in phases- one month eating only chicken nuggets and rice, the next month- waffles and apple slices. The next month wanting only chocolate milk and goldfish crackers". If you ...

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