This was feedback from a lovely client I worked with a few weeks ago. She is delighted they can all sit down to relaxed meals.
This is a key part of getting children eating well. Any time we are anxious, upset or angry we are far less likely to eat - especially something challenging.
As difficult as it can be the no.1 rule of meals is always relaxation and calm.
If you're so far away from this it seems ridiculous to even contemplate then please do get in touch. Changing the way we approach meals is not impossible and can make all the difference.
An oasis of calm and an experience that everyone looks forward to being part of is achievable and is definitely something to aim for.
A good starting place is to look at whether we - as parents - look forward to meals or not. If we're dreading it and gritting our teeth then this is what we communicate. I always joke and say pretend it's a cosy Italian with the partner (and no kids) and smile, breath and relax as though you're there. Fake it until you make it.
If the parents are calm and relaxed and enjoying the meal it really doesn't take long for the children to follow.
Are your meals relaxed or a war zone?
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.