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Is Mealtime Miserable? Try This.

Monday, December 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By Virginia Sole-Smith

www.parenting.nytimes.com, 12/23/19

 

‘Division of responsibility in feeding’ is an approach that may help picky eaters and food-fixated kids alike. What it won’t do: make anyone finish their broccoli.

 

The other night, we had ice cream for dessert. My daughters, ages 6 and 2, were very excited because it is freezing outside, so we aren’t eating a lot of ice cream at the moment. Kids don’t care much about seasonal menu planning when rainbow sprinkles might be involved.

When our 2-year-old finished her bowl, she asked for more, and I gave her another scoop. “Are you sure?” my husband said. “Two scoops of ice cream? Is this how we’re supposed to do this feeding thing?”

We’ve been doing “this feeding thing” for six years now, ever since our older daughter was 1 month old and stopped eating completely in response to extreme medical trauma. She was dependent on a feeding tube for the better part of two years, and to wean her off, we had to challenge almost everything we thought we knew about how babies and children should eat.

 

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