Ponder the "division of responsibility" between a parent and a child when it comes to meal time. I love it. I live it. I recommend it. Taking the power struggle away from the food sounds like a fabulous idea, doesn't it?
How should a parent handle instances when one child has a HUGE sweet tooth, and is underweight but the other kids in the same family are a normal weight or overweight? How does a parent deal with this situation in a way that doesn't create food issues?
I do believe that getting food in our kids is important before they head off to school or sports practice/games. I believe it enables better concentration and superior performance, and many studies validate this belief.
All children, whether they have attention difficulties or not, can benefit from a quiet, calm and soothing environment that’s free of distractions, but it’s just as important to time all meals and snacks too. Here are a few tricks of the trade that can help teach your child how to recognize internal satiation cues over time.