What you should NOT say at the dinner table

Did you know that the way you speak to your child at mealtimes can inadvertently contribute to fussy eating? The good news is that making small changes to your own mealtime vocabulary can have a hugely positive influence on your child’s behaviour at the dinner table. These are the two key things to understand about your choice of language at mealtimes. 1) Parents provide the food, but they shouldn’t have to convince their child to eat it. We want our children to know that they are in charge of their own eating, and that we will not pressure them to eat new food or more food. This is so important in reducing anxiety at mealtimes, for both parents and children. Part of my approach is about tea

The day I met Annabel Karmel…

Some of you might have seen that I had an incredibly exciting week last week. I got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet (and dine with!) my professional idol, Annabel Karmel. Many Australian Mums out there would be familiar with AK, who is best known for her books on feeding children, and her frozen food range in Coles. Well, there’s actually lots more to her… Wrap your head around these stats- she’s written 40 books and is the UK’s leading parenting author. She’s sold millions of her books, with her first achieving huge success- it’s the second best-selling hardback, non-fiction book EVER! Annabel also writes for newspapers and magazines and has starred in her own TV series. She even has

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