Tag Archives: distress at meals

Why I am OK making my kids cry.

Disclaimer: The following post does not apply to children who have medical or sensory issues which impact on feeding, necessarily. Although my stance – that a certain level of discomfort or upset is OK – is the same regardless of … Continue reading

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(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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The ABC’s of Behavior

There are many mixed emotions about behavior intervention with children. In the feeding world, ABA (applied behavior analysis) is code for torture in some circles. Although I believe in the effectiveness of ABA therapy for maladaptive feeding behaviors, this post … Continue reading

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Feeding. It’s not just about the child.

Feeding is complex. People take it for granted, and also have a lack of appreciation for the stress that comes with a child who isn’t thriving due to feeding difficulties. Even if a child ‘meets the numbers’ of weight gain, … 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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