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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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Cue the Experts!

I do a lot of repeat topics. Sorry about that. There are just some points that are worth repeating. Today, a poster on Facebook reminded me of the overabundance of opinion (and some fact) that a person can find when … 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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Dessert… to use as a bribe, or not?

Dessert… to use as a bribe, or not? During my tenure as a feeding therapist at a leading Children’s Hospital, I really came to believe that all food is created equal. Or, at least, should be presented that way to … Continue reading

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