We all want our kids to be perfect. Heck we may even think they are perfect, well from the inside looking out. But what we really see is stubborn, independent humans that we pray will end up turning out to be respected adults. The job of parenting is no easy feat and it isn’t for the faint of heart.
Ye, when we look at a child’s eating patterns and hope and pray that the stubborn, picky eater turns into an adult that can eat more than carbs, there are some things we can do to encourage this. And it’s not what you think.
But regardless of how much you do and try to push, the grim reality is your child’s eating patterns are more than likely going to end up just like yours. Even if you try to feed them differently, you try to push more healthy food, and get them to be more adventurous. Your best leverage is just setting an example.
BUT, don’t turn me off yet. I think there is a lot to be said about the thoughts, emotions and feelings that we are creating in our own child’s life but also in looking back at your childhood experiences with food.
It may not be the best feelings or memories to bring up, but they are worth analyzing. Think about it for a second. How far are your eating patterns from that of your parents? And what food fights are you having with your kids right now that you wouldn’t even do?
Go ahead and hate but it’s true. The best way to get your kid to overcome picky eating is to provide a safe environment and great example. The better news is you’re not in this alone. Check out this episode on what you should feed your children and know we all have battles, but some aren’t worth fighting.
Here’s what you’ll learn in episode #021 of Simple Roots Radio:
- The impact your own eating patterns have on your children
- Where do food preferences begin?
- The best time to change a child’s food preferences
- How our taste buds change over time
- Where my fascination with children’s eating patters came from
- The eating experiment that changed my view on how to feed children
- The table rules that change a child’s perspective on food
- How to get most kids to try anything
- How to let go of kid foods and let them embrace flavor
- How being prepared can lessen the burden of eating junk
- How to get kids to eat vegetables
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