Category Archives: Mealtime Behavior

(The parents of) Picky Eaters are People Too

In my humble opinion, feeding difficulties can be placed along a spectrum of severity that ranges from ‘typical kid who is uncooperative occasionally’ to ‘child with severe, persistent, maladaptive behaviors, usually in conjunction with a history of medical and or … Continue reading

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Empathy. It’s what’s for dinner.

“Why are these olives on my plate?” “Hm. I dunno.” (Smile) “Have you ever eaten an olive?” “No, I don’t think so. Have you?” “No. We should try them at the same time.” “Eh.” “Claire, mommy has never tried an … Continue reading

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The ‘No Thank You Bite’

If you’ve been paying attention to my posts and blogs, you know that I like to take a reasonable, middle of the road approach to most everything in life. I don’t like to get worked up about stuff, and I … Continue reading

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Who puked on the chair?

Me: “Your family carries the strongest gag reflex gene, ever.” (Is that a thing, I don’t know …but if it is, this is a true statement about Mr. Q and his relatives). Hubby: “I know, ha!” Me: “There is puke … Continue reading

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“It’s because he doesn’t want the torture.”

“It’s because he doesn’t want the torture.” There are many quotes from my past life as a feeding therapist that I will never forget, but this is one that really stands out. Usually, the memorable statements came from the kids, … Continue reading

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