I read this this morning and it so resonated with me. I think many parents in this long, slow grind towards the end of the year can identify with feeling overtired and just over it all!
On top of all our normal stuff we have all the end of year celebrations and concerts and sporting finals and and ...
I also foolishly decided to have two boys born in December too so we have birthdays on top of all the general hoopla.
So it would seem to be the worst time to be looking to resolve eating habits for our children. But actually I think it's actually one of the best. Huh?
Yes, now is an excellent time to learn how to gently and lovingly make changes in your household that really will support better eating for your child.
Most parents are nervous coming into a workshop that changes will be negative, that they will have to do a lot more work and that it will be met with challenges from the children.
Actually it's the opposite. Most of what we implement will be positive and the children will be excited by many of the changes. Honestly :)
There are some places where you can put in extra effort to reap additional rewards but most of the strategies just slot into normal routines. I get it, I'm a working parent.
None of this is about making changes that are unpopular and challenging. It's about the opposite, selling a love of food and creating an atmosphere that supports better eating.
In fact often this makes life easier for you as the parent.
-Far less stress.
-No mealtime battles.
-One family meal (with no one going hungry)
-A plan to follow.
-Knowing you can resolve your child's problems makes for a much softer pillow.
Doing this in Dec/Jan will mean that you can pick the times when you have more time. When the children are less frantic. And you can start 2019 with eating worries off the table.
Why not book in to talk through the issues (no charge) and see what solutions we can recommend.
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.