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The Art of Parenting

Jeanne-Marie Paynel, M. Ed.

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Are you wanting to have a better understanding of your child’s feeding preferences? Listen in to find out how you can be an attuned parent when it comes to feeding.  

I reached out to Natalia to better understand what all the fuss about picky eaters was. She’s a pediatric dietitian living in the UK with her 3 daughters. I learned a lot and hope you do too.  

Once you've listened if you have any questions come ask them in my FB podcast group

What we talked about:

  • Her own journey with her firstborn being a picky eater and how that changed her life forever. 
  • What exactly is ‘responsive feeding’
  • Creating a healthy relationship with food
  • Taking the opportunity to have a structure in the feedings and enjoy meals as a family
  • Skipping meals is ok
  • An example of setting limits
  • Checking in to better understand why our child is asking for food at odd times
  • Snack as a boost of nutrition
  • Establishing specific times and place for eating a snack
  • The joys of having your child cook for you
  • The separation of responsibility when it comes to mealtime
  • Trust those selective eaters get all the nutrients they need.
  • The different factors of food aversion
  • Keeping a food log of what they like and don’t and their reaction to certain foods, it can tell you a lot. 

Things to Remember

“A beautiful dance between establishing the limits and allowing the child to explore within those limits.” - Natalia Stasenko

“A lot of the times it’s not about the food at all.” - Natalia Stasenko

“Cooking together is a bonding experience and so much more.” - Natalia Stasenko

Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.