Every parent wants their child to eat well and have a well-balanced nutritious diet.
Often in an attempt to make sure that all goes well, we often ignore important factors that may be interfering with our child’s ability to eat well and eat independently.
Though the list is endless, below are few common concerns that parents have.
-My child is a very picky eater and eats specific foods
-My child is a slow eater
-My child pocket food inside the mouth
-My child is a messy eater and spills food around
-My child would refuse to eat without the television on
-My child would throw tantrums during mealtime and not eat well
-My child is not chewing well and often gags while eating – he is still on puree food.
For any of these difficulties, it is important to understand why is it happening..
What is it that is making the mealtime so stressful for you and your child? Is it merely a behavior that is developed?
Is it a sensory difficulty your child is facing? Is there a motor limitation?
Or is it some family dynamics or environmental factors?
Lets together find answer to these and then take away some helpful tips that you as parents can
work out the best !
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