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

Getting Your Child to Try New Foods

Encouraging your little one to experiment with new foods can be a bit of a trial. Mainly because, in the end, it’s up to the child whether or not they want to eat any particular item placed in front of them, and also because they have no appreciation for their dietary needs. So how can you introduce new foods to … 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

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

this is GONE at midnight tonight…

Just a quick note to let you know that this offer will be disappearing at midnight tonight, which means you have about 12 hours left if you’re ready to: learn a simple, tantrum-free way to get your child to try new foods eliminate mealtime battles with your toddler and restore sanity to the supper table stop your child from begging for sugary … Read More

humiliating mommy moment #492

Let me paint a pathetic little picture for you. (I’m guessing some of you will be able to relate…) It’s a sunny spring day in Vancouver, Canada, where I was living at the time. My son and I are at the toddler park. He’s about 2 ½ years old. The park is full of moms wearing brand-new Yoga outfits and … Read More

Is your toddler a “sugar junkie”?

So I just watched an interesting documentary called “Fed Up.” It’s all about our culture’s addiction to sugar. Have you seen it? I have to say, I agreed with a lot of what I saw in that movie. Especially since I am pretty convinced that I (accidentally) managed to get my first son hooked on sugar. Seriously… he would be … Read More

Kids that gag or vomit when they eat

Many parents have witnessed their young child gagging or even vomiting when attempting to try to eat certain foods. This is quite a common phenomenon, and is generally nothing to worry about. Some children are simply adverse to new or unfamiliar textures in their food, and have an extremely sensitive gag reflex that is triggered when a particular food touches … Read More

5 Snacks You Think Are Healthy But Are Secretly Not

It’s a tricky world out there for parents trying to provide their kids with healthy snack options. Everywhere you look you see products that are specifically targeted for young children, and the enticing boxes and packaging all say reassuring things like “Made with real fruit” “Natural colors” and “Part of a balanced breakfast,” just to name a few. Health-conscious parents … Read More