However, when we have someone who is hesitant about eating there is no way they are going to be enthusiastic about coming to the table if it's always a battleground. They are not going to be looking forward to the main meal and they are certainly not going to be in the mood for trying something new (especially if it's something they deem "dodgy-looking") if they know an argument is brewing.
As parents we're in charge of atmosphere and behaviour. So it's all within our power to create a place of safety and relaxation and joy. And I get that sometimes that seems a far off dream but without it we're making our job more difficult.
How do you make your table a fun place to be at?
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.