We all have habits around food. Whether it be a favourite mug for the coffee or eating the veggies first. When we analyse our behaviour, there are often a host of things that we prefer to do a certain way.
If we have a child who is a picky eater then they are also building habits. Some of these may lead to eating less variety.
Like us, the longer they do something for, the more ingrained it becomes and the more challenging to change.
Supporting our child to make little changes helps to stop very rigid patterns developing. The more specific the parameters around a food (same brand, same shape, same plate etc.) the greater the challenge for introducing new items. It also creates social inflexibility where our child struggles to eat a familiar food that is slightly different elsewhere.
Creating Confident Eaters is all about how to introduce small changes that are acceptable for even the fussiest of eaters. How parents can put the fun back into food and support their child to take little steps in a new direction. Each small step moves them towards greater variety.
The book is full of proven, practical strategies for supporting children to add new foods. To become comfortable with change and over time OK with new. Everything is simple, gentle and easy to do.
I have spoken to many parents who use the book every week for inspiration for supporting their child to become more confident around food.
Check out the book that truly could be a game-changer for your family (appropriate for 2 – 12 year olds).
If you’d like to check if it’s appropriate for your child please contact Judith directly.