We worked with a family two weeks ago with an older daughter. She was down to two mealtime options and not wanting to eat breakfast.
Terribly worrying as a parent and challenging for a child who is struggling more and more with food. Often children scared to eat new foods feel more and more out of control and isolated.
After an intensive session with us her mother told me: once I had a plan and was confident, my daughter wanted to change the way she was eating so started working with me.
There is still a long road ahead but having your child want to make changes and want to work with you is an almost magical outcome.
As parents we get less and less confident as our kids consistently refuse our food. Which means we often start giving them foods we know they will eat. This means that by default they are actually deciding what gets served.
Parents should always be in charge of what gets served. That's our role and our responsibility.
If this is a struggle in your house we can teach you how to gently put this power back in your hands. It's usually easier than you imagine.
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.