Apologizing for Your Child’s Food Behaviour is Not a Coincidence
It is by design. If you feel inadequate and struggle with raising a healthy, confident eater; and conversations with your mom and best friend include apologizing for your child’s picky eating, it is not your fault. This is your permission to stop apologizing for your child’s food behavior. If your idea of a healthy, confident eater is one that includes a child who eats their veggies, never fusses about meals, and is a certain size, then you’re one of the millions of moms around the world who feel this way. Moms have been socialized to believe that they’re responsible for getting their children to eat. That narrative ends here. We’re redefining healthy eating as it relates to children, and giving you 5 practical steps you can take to simplify mealtimes, stop apologizing for your child’s behavior, and feel confident raising healthy, confident eaters.
Here’s What You’ll Learn in This Episode to Help You Simplify Mealtimes:
- Who a healthy, confident eater is.
- Why the pressure to conform to diet culture’s definition of a healthy child is not helpful.
- What happens when you’re struggling with guilt and shame when it comes to feeding your child.
- 5 steps you can take to simplify mealtimes and feel confident about feeding your child.
Links mentioned in the episode:
- Ellyn Satter’s info on What is Normal Eating here
- Ellyn Satter on the joy of being a competent eater here
- TTMP Episode 8: The one thing your child needs from you when it comes to eating here
- Food freedom Guide here
- Want more support? Learn how to help your child eat in the free guide here
- Let’s hang out on Instagram here
- If you’re enjoying this podcast, would you help more mothers find us by leaving a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts? Leave a review here.
Learn about and Sign up for the Mealtimes Simplified Bootcamp here
This Bootcamp will give you the tools you need to simplify mealtimes, create a peaceful meal environment, and raise a confident, healthy eater. Go from feeling overwhelmed and stressed about mealtimes, to saying goodbye to mealtime struggles with your kids – no willpower, yelling, or punishment required.0