Let me ask you this... do you have a strategy to help navigate the fussy eating years? If the answer is no, I would like to invite you to read on and I'll show you how having a strategy will help you keep your sanity AND restore the feeding relationship between you and your child.
First, take a minute to think about how you respond to your fussy eater's behaviour at the dinner table.
Is there a battle of wills at the table where your child (mostly) wins and leaves you feeling quite helpless, frustrated and exhausted? This, in turn, leads to mealtime dread (on your part) and meltdowns (on your child's part) at the dinner table. And so the cycle continues...
It is exactly because of these feelings of hopelessness and exhaustion that we don't have the energy or time to actually think if these responses are actually working. Are they really serving you and your child? No doubt this is a hard no.
I am here to tell you that you can turn this around by being intentional and sticking with a strategy.
Think of it as your survival plan. Use these strategies to navigate the picky eating years and help your child become more confident to try new foods.
Strategy number 2 is getting some tools in your toolbox. We feel passionate about equipping parents of fussy eaters with the practical tools that can help to bring joy back to mealtimes. Read more about it in this blog post.
Strategy number 3 is knowing what your superpower is when it comes to "food parenting. The division of responsibility is the golden thread that ties it all together. Read more about it here.
It takes practice to unlearn certain ways we respond to our child at mealtimes and to re-learn the strategies that will bring you closer to calm and relaxed mealtimes.
We have seen this in action and love hearing the positive feedback from families!