Have you read this book, and if so what did you think about it? Do you use any of the techniques for your own children?
never heard of it. I have also heard they are more independent from a study as well though. Its funny to see all the different parenting styles. My kids don't like some foods, but I have a 5 year old who's fav food is grilled salmon and a 3 yr old who loves raw broccolie. They eat ok. Could stand some better choices but they eat fresh and you can't persecute childhood.
never read it or heard of it. dd is a great eater and has been since she was little. we cook and she eats it. she doesn't have to eat the whole thing but she eats untnil she's full and we always follow dinner with fruits. if there are leftovers, she chooses what she eats from those left overs but each meal must have a protein and fresh veggies.
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It's by Karen Le Billon and it's supposed to be the best book when it comes to picky eaters. It's about her families move to France (her husband is French) and how over in France the customs are so different and the children will eat everything. For example, from the time children start eating they teach table manners. They do not believe it's okay for a child to play with food (like how here we all have that famous spaghetti all over face picture? not in France). When a toddler plays with food they take the dish away.
The main points of the book are (and these are written on the back of the book so it's not a huge secret):
#1 Parents, you are in charge of food education
#2 Avoid emotional eating- NO food rewards, bribes, punishments, etc
#3 Parents always plan and schedule meals- KIDS EAT WHAT ADULTS EAT- NO short-order cooking.
#4 Eat family meals together- NO distractions
#5 Eat your veggies, think variety
#6 You don't have to like it but you do have to taste it
#7 NO SNACKING. It's ok to be hungry between meals
#8 Eat Slowly
#9 Eat Real Food
#10 Eating is joyful- RELAX!
Quoting Anonymous:Can you explain the book more for those of us who have no idea what you are talking about? Please!
I think the idea behind snacking is that it teaches kids that they can turn down a meal and still get something. I could be wrong, I haven't gotten to that part in the book yet!
Quoting nonnarae:Those seen kind of reasonable. Except maybe number 7.
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