Feeding kids can be tricky business–and at times, very, very frustrating. To encourage my kids to taste new foods and eat their veggies, I try a lot of different things. Honestly, some fall totally flat. Some work for a while then fizzle out. Then there are the “a-ha” moments that change everything–and make life at the table a little bit easier.
Those are the game-changers.
My game-changer wasn’t something I started doing, it was something I stopped doing. I stopped playing the “Bites Game” at mealtime. It went a little bit like this: “Take three bites of chicken and two bites of broccoli and then you can be done”. I used to do this when my older son was little. Then one night at the start of dinner he turned to me and asked, “Mommy, how many bites do I need to take?” That’s when I realized that the Bites Game wasn’t helping him at all. It wasn’t teaching him to listen to his body, and it was adding unnecessary stress for both of us.
I figured I lots of moms must have these a-ha moments—especially ones who specialize in the art and science of feeding kids. So I reached out to some of my favorite bloggers and experts on feeding kids for their number one game-changing tip. Then I compiled them all (including my own game-changer) in this free PDF.
I hope you enjoy it!