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The child who takes “too long” to eat

The child who takes “too long” to eat

Some parents feel that their child(ren) stay at the table forever! Parents say they are following the Division of Responsibility™ and worry that setting a time limit will be restricting or somehow interfering with their child doing his jobs with eating. There are...
How long should kids stay at the table?

How long should kids stay at the table?

This is a common dilemma: What to do when kids finish eating their meal, but others in the family are still eating? Firstly, it’s important to note that it can be pretty boring for a young child to stay seated at the table once they have finished eating. Here is...
Never Diet Again

Never Diet Again

Diets don’t work You probably know that diets don’t work. If they did, people wouldn’t be coming up with new ones all the time, billions of dollars wouldn’t need to be spent on ‘dieting’ and we would all be competent eaters....
Would you like to get your evening back?

Would you like to get your evening back?

Many parents tell us that they find providing meals stressful, in particular the evening meal. They go to the effort of getting a meal on the table and then one or more of the family members could well reject it. So they resort to catering to the likes and dislikes of...
Are you a competent eater?

Are you a competent eater?

Eating Competence One of the important concepts that Ellyn Satter has developed and researched is that of eating competence. “Eating Competence is being positive, comfortable and flexible with eating as well as matter-of-fact and reliable about getting enough to eat...

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