Thanksgiving is next week, and if you have a picky eater you may be feeling a little uneasy. While for most, it is a day of family and fun; for the parent of a picky eater, coupling battles over food with the pressure of onlooking family can be almost too much to bear.
Here are some quick tips from Happy Healthy Kids to help you through the day, take the focus off of the eating, and onto the real reason, being thankful and enjoying time together.
1) Make 1-2 dishes you know your picky eater will enjoy.
2) Set realistic expectations as to how long you’d like them to sit at the table.
3) Have your child help set the table and prepare some food.
4) Relinquish your food referee whistle and let your child enjoy the food and festivities at the table.
Have a Sensational Thanksgiving!
Contributed by Amanda Michel, MLD, OTR/L
Photo Credit: Free Turkey Clip Art