Having a picky eater in the family can be super stressful for all involved: the picky eater themselves, the parents, the siblings – everyone. No one enjoys having mealtime conversation include nothing but:
Please, just one more bite!
I worked hard making this… you better $%**@ eat it!
You’re never going to grow if you keep eating like that!
Luckily, there are lots of strategies for making mealtimes more pleasant and healthy (physically and psychologically!) for all involved. I was recently interviewed for an article on reducing stress around mealtimes by my favorite speech pathologist and feeding specialist, Melanie Potock. The article appeared on the ASHA Leader Blog a couple weeks ago. Check out the full article here: