Should You Feed Your Child Lucky Charms?

  February 20, 2018

What do you do when you’re at the store and your little one wants a sugary cereal? Are you nervous to get the sugary ones? Just last week we went grocery shopping as a family. Family grocery shopping has it’s own unique set of challenges – everyone (ahem, I mean my husband and daughter) are … Continued

Why Trying to Get Kids to Lose Weight Is a BAD Idea!

  February 15, 2018

  I’m not sure how many of you have been following along with the controversy around Weight Watchers this past week. Weight Watchers has decided to allow teenagers as young as 13 years old (with a parent’s consent) to take part in their program for free this summer. To say that it has caused controversy … Continued

Help, My Child Doesn’t Want to Eat What I Make!

  February 7, 2018

Eliminating pressure around meal and snack times, will help your children to become more attuned to listening to their bodies and eating for hunger and stopping when they are full. As parents, this is difficult to follow through with at times because we want what is best for our children. We want them grow up … Continued

5 Tips for Addressing the Larger Bodied Child

  December 4, 2017

This blog post is especially hard for me to write, not because it’s something I’m not well versed in, but something that tugs on my heart strings. I’ve come to understand it’s an important issue to understand and address with parents. As parents we always want what is best for our children. We want them … Continued

4 Key Steps to Handling Halloween Candy!

  October 24, 2017

A Realistic Approach To Dealing with Halloween Candy Overload! I remember as a young child the enjoyment I got from trick or treating and being able to come home and enjoy my candy. We used to sit at the table and look at the good stuff we got and sort out all the “crappy” candy. … Continued

The Effects of Shaming Your Child’s Eating

  January 9, 2017

The Effects of Shaming Your Child’s Eating Most parents don’t set out to intentionally shame their child or their eating, but it happens more often than you think. The shame is used most often in an attempt to change the outcome of what or how much your children will eat. However, the negative comments are … Continued

3 Steps to Help Your Children Enjoy Eating!

  October 24, 2016

  You are probably thinking,  “What in the world does sheep have to do with the steps to helping your children enjoy eating, right?” Well, it’s interesting. Every day I walk. It’s a time I spend on me to reflect and regroup. There are these beautiful reserves near my home where I get lost in the beauty. … Continued

To Snack or Not to Snack?

  October 18, 2016

  Snacks, it is one of those topics that carries so much controversy. No adult wants to admit to eating one, but every child learns to need a snack for every event, party, sporting event, grocery store or car trip. What happens when the snacks are treated more like a babysitter than for actually nourishment? Just yesterday, … Continued

4 Steps to Raising Children with a Good Body Image

  October 7, 2016

Raising a child with good body image in today’s society is nothing short of climbing a large mountain. In a society, where everywhere you turn promotes the newest quick fix to lose weight or surgery to change the body you can’t stand. Even when you try to shield your children from it, it can sneak up in … Continued

The Picky Eater: Putting Yourself in Their Shoes

  September 23, 2016

When my clients hear we are going to start with trying to work on making meal time more positive, I often get these confused stares. One family in particular asked, “Okay, what does being more positive have to do with him eating better?” It’s a common theme, especially when parent can’t seem to put themselves … Continued

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