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How long should kids stay at the table?

How long should kids stay at the table?

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 what you can do to help...
What’s interfering with feeding?

What’s interfering with feeding?

Recently, I was interviewed by Penny Johnston for a podcast on ABC Baby Talk. When answering Penny’s questions, I realised that most of the feeding questions that she, and many parents ask, can be approached from the Feeding Dynamics Model. This model is based on...
My top five tips for fussy eaters

My top five tips for fussy eaters

Many children go through stages of eating a wider or narrower variety of foods. However if you are feeling stressed about your child’s eating, dreading mealtimes or sick of preparing the same few meals, keep reading. Structure is the key Children thrive on routine and...
Trusting a child’s appetite – why is it so hard?

Trusting a child’s appetite – why is it so hard?

Recently, I watched a video of a family meal – Mum, Dad and their five year-old daughter. The meal lasted 58 minutes! How could a four year-old sit at the table for that long, I hear you asking. Well, she did a pretty good job of it. It was her mum who became...
The Power of Parents

The Power of Parents

You have more influence on what your children eat than you may think. For children under 12, both Mum and Dad are the most important role models for kids when it comes to eating and physical activity. Children would rather eat a meal with you than with anyone else....
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