I had a lovely chat yesterday to a mum who had bought our book, Creating Confident Eaters.
She told me that she hadn't realised just how rigid her 10 year old son's approach was to food until she tried to change it.
She also hadn't appreciated how much she had bent to fit his preferences.
It is moments like these that are often light bulb moments, when we realise that often our children's habits around food are ours, or ours theirs.
The book helped her to see that replicating these same patterns over and over was not enabling her son to move forwards. It was keeping them both stuck.
She laughed and said she was not loving having to do variations on what she would normally serve as she was so busy already, but that she could also see that this was essential if the status quo was going to change.
If we are not able to change we are going to find new so much more challenging. This is the overriding principal of Creating Confident Eaters and the guide shows parents in really small, really do-able and gentle steps how to do this.