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Candy is everywhere: At the bank, the dry cleaners, the doctor and even at my local pet store. Yes, even the pet store has a candy dish by the cash register. Just think of this as another kind of bank lollypop. Usually we reserve conversations about candy until Halloween, which marks the beginning of the […]

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You’re introducing a new food. Your toddler takes a tentative taste. Things seem to be going well. He hasn’t spit, gagged, or howled with rage/disgust/offense. He might even like it. You hold your breath. He’s going back in. He takes another bite. Success! He likes the new food. You get ready to do the happy […]

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Do you know…? 1. Picky Eating is painful for children. 2. Kids would eat the way you want if they could. It’s easy to think our children’s picky eating is a problem to solve.  And it’s easy to slip into acting as if picky eating is something kids choose. We might even feel like picky […]

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I love Honey Nut Cheerios. It’s important to get that out there because I’m not bashing HNC per se. Indeed, I indulge each time I visit my brother. He tends to keep the pantry stocked with them. (Or, it just occurred to me, maybe my brother buys HNC just for me?) Do Honey Nut Cheerios […]

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This post is about carrots, but it could have just as easily been about peas. Or watermelon. Exploring food is so counterintuitive. Usually we focus on eating. And when we do get around to exploring, most of us, myself included, can only readily think about the obvious. You might think of touching a carrot peel, […]

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How many times have you asked (told?) your child not to touch something? Don’t Touch! You know the drill. You’re in a store and your child reaches for the vase, the trinket, the plate…basically anything breakable. Don’t touch would be right up there with Say please.  It took about 10 minutes to change my daughter from […]

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I can’t stand it when kids ignore me. Am I alone here? Anyone out there just love talking to the wall? Get a thrill when their kids ignore them? Two common explanations for why kids ignore their parents (and other adults) are true, but they’re incomplete. Not responding gives children a sense of power and […]

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