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There isn't a parent I know who doesn't get frustrated when their child throws food. It really tests your nerve.   But here's my thoughts on this issue. As always, it's a long-term approach compared to a quick...

Whenever I explain my approach to feeding toddlers (based on the Ellyn Satter Division of Responsibility) people always ask me one question. “If you don’t make them eat the veggies, why would they choose to eat them...

If your little one ate all sorts of food as a baby, it can be so frustrating to see your toddler morph into a picky eater almost overnight.  There’s a couple of reasons for this, but the one I’m...

How much junk food can toddlers eat?  Most parents are worried about how to manage their child’s junk food consumption. They know that most kids LOVE food like chocolate and biscuits and chips and they just don’t know what to...

If your toddler spontaneously takes a bite of carrot (after refusing it for months) it’s understandable that you want to jump for joy. But… don’t.  I recommend NOT praising or congratulating or cheerleading your toddler’s eating habits.   This seems so...

One of the best things we can do for our kids is to let them listen to their bodies and trust their appetite. This helps them to achieve a healthy weight across their childhood, but...