Wholesome Child : Wholesome Child full
you know? Did Careful studies of human twins and of young animals suggest early exposures and social interactions outweigh genetics when it comes to food preferences. DO... focus on each other. Go around the table and ask what the best part of the day was for each person. Keep the conversation fun and happy. schedule meals so your child learns structure. See Goal 2 for more information on how to structure your children’s meals. ensure there is some component of the meal that your child is willing to eat. the best you can to make meals stress-free and positive. hide your opinions if you don’t particularly like the food you are eating. encourage your child to set the table, choose their plate and decide where they would like to sit. This helps him to feel empowered. ensure that your child is sitting in a comfortable position. Support his feet with a footrest, heavy books stacked on top of each other, a stool, a milk crate. Place a cushion in the small of his back to ensure his knees are over his chair. Adjust the height of your child’s chair so that his elbows are at the same level as the table or plate he is eating off. 47 DON’T... watch TV or use phones, iPads, etc during dinner. be too rigid with your schedule. It’s OK to bring dinner forward if you can see that your child is really hungry or give them part of their meal before the rest of the family sits down to eat. offer a different dish if your child doesn’t like the prepared meal. argue during mealtimes. Conflict while eating could teach children unhealthy attitudes toward food. show dislike to something your child is eating. be overly concerned with mess. let him slouch. This can create a feeling of fullness due to pressure of the internal organs pressing on the stomach.