Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat. Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, toaster waffles, and a variety of similar high-carb, low … Read More

What to do When Your Child Won’t Eat

There aren’t many parenting challenges that cause more concern, conflict, and sheer frustration than a child who won’t eat. Attempts to balance your youngster’s need for proper nutrition with their finicky tastes can drive you to the brink of insanity. Take heart! Today’s video has some straightforward, effective tips to help end the battle at the dinner table. Also, if … Read More

Developing a Good Relationship With Food

We all recognize the importance of a healthy diet, especially when it comes to our little ones. But convincing them to eat foods that are good for them is often a struggle, and when dinnertime becomes a nightly battle, it can often cause your child to develop a negative association with food. In today’s video, I’ll give you some tips … Read More

How to Get Your Toddler Off of Bottles

Toddlers don’t give up their favorite things easily, and if they’re used to drinking milk from a bottle, you might be in for a bit of a battle when you try to take it away. In today’s video, I’ve got some tips to help you understand why your little one is so reluctant to move on from bottles, and strategies … Read More

Encouraging Your Child to Eat

Getting your child to eat is a special kind of challenge, because despite the fact that a healthy diet is so important to their development, ultimately the choice is theirs to make. As parents, we try our best to get our kids to eat healthy foods, but we usually reach a point where we would rather give them something they’ll … Read More

The Problem With Nursing Your Baby to Sleep

Don’t get me wrong! I’m all for breastfeeding, but nursing your baby until they fall asleep can cause an association that makes it difficult for baby to fall asleep without it. Today, I’ve got some tips for helping your little one learn new strategies for falling asleep without the breast.   If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble … Read More

How to Deal With Your Child Throwing Food

Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, your toddler is inevitably going to play with their food. That often includes picking it up, dumping it over their heads, or throwing it on the floor. It’s an irritating habit that any parent would like to avoid, but this might be one of those scenarios where your best bet is to do nothing at all. … Read More

Moving Your Baby Off of Bottles

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how to get kids to try new foods, and the most common response I got was, “My baby refuses to give up his bottle!” This is a very common issue with toddlers and it can be a hard habit to break. Today, I’m discussing strategies for getting your little one to give … Read More

Encouraging Your Toddler to Try New Foods

The battles over food between toddlers and parents can be frustrating, to say the least. It seems as though they’re programmed to reject everything with any nutritional content, and to gravitate towards anything high in fat, sugar, or artificial ingredients. So how do you get your little one to lower their guard and try new things at dinnertime without resorting … Read More

Why I Hated Breastfeeding

Before we get started with what’s bound to be a bit of a controversial post, let me throw down some ground rules. First of all, your individual experience with breastfeeding does not, in any way, entitle you to tell other women that it’s easy. Anybody chiming in with the old, “I breastfed all three of my kids no problem! Just … Read More