What are mealtime battles?
It’s lunch time, your kid is deep in play. When you tell them that it’s time to come eat, you get the response, “I don’t want to eat!” And from there it feels like an uphill battle to give your kid the nutrients they need! From demanding special meals, engaging in arguments, or just refusing to eat, these can all be classified as mealtime battles
Are you experiencing trouble with mealtime battles with the kids, or other feeding concerns? Below is a video with tips and steps I’ve compiled to make mealtimes a little bit easier!
Try to give your kids a variety of foods, from crunchy to grainy or chewy. Offering them a variety of textures and flavors is a great way to expose your kids to new foods, and help you figure out what foods your children enjoy.
Start with small portions, and if they eat everything on there, add more! It’s common to start out with portions that are too big
It may be time to consider an appointment with a speech-language pathologist or an occupational therapist. These professionals can do wonders with minor suggestions!
Tried all of this and still looking for solutions? Let’s chat further to help identify your needs and create a plan. I can suggest professionals in the Needham, MA surrounding areas such as OTs or SLPs, and help you develop a plan to work out your mealtime battles. Contact me to today to book a 15 minute intro call to discuss how I can help support you, the supporter!
In the first episode of my series “Conversations on Connection”, I interview comedian Tony Viveiros on how he makes connections with his kids and family through humor. Tony Viveiros is a stand up comic and actor who has been dubbed “a Boston treasure” by the Boston Globe. Some of his roles were in movies such as “The Town”, “The Heat”, and “Pretty Like Me.” Tony discusses how he uses comedy in his home to make connections with his kids, how they check in with each other, and plenty more.
Are you having trouble making those connections with your kids, or letting loose with them every once in a while? Let’s schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss how I can help you as the Supporter.
Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, but take a look at some of my recent Parent Education blog posts for some resources.
You can find out more about Tony and his work on his website, http://www.tonyvcomic.com
Mariana was featured on We Turned Out Okay with Karen Lock Kolp, M.Ed
In this episode of Karen’s podcast, she and Mariana discuss handling parenting challenges with early childhood.
Karen is an expert in child development, and helps parents understand their young kids with the We Turned Out Okay podcast.
Listen to a quick clip of the podcast below: