Power struggles with children can't always be avoided. When it comes to food, you may be wondering how you can get your kids to try new things without it becoming a battle.
Remember that forcing a child to eat usually doesn't get you very far. In addition, you need to be aware of how some eating disorders are caused by an unhealthy focus on food.
If you have a picky eater or one who is reluctant to... Read More
"I don't like it!" may be a common sentiment expressed at the dinner table when you eat with a toddler, but getting a little one to eat doesn't have to be an epic battle. First, try to get to the bottom of why she is refusing food. From when they begin to talk until they are capable of making their own choices, they may want to assert their independence by turning their noses up at food - the dinner table may be one of the only... Read More
When it comes to food, learning to just say no can be difficult when faced with a friend or loved one's offerings. Regardless of their motives, people love to push food onto others. Whether it's a girlfriend who likes to bake and give her creations as gifts, or your mom, who makes all your fatty favorites every time she invites you over for dinner --- overcoming this obstacle can be difficult. When Aunt Ida or Cousin Betty plead with you... Read More