A Tidbit from The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

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A full review of this book will be coming soon but for now, a little bit….

Your attitude about food is critical to your child’s developing outlook. It’s no surprise that studies have found that parents who don’t like vegetables have children who don’t like vegetables. It’s assumed that these parents don’t serve many vegetables and treat them as villains when they do.

One study found that the more a child is lectured about the merits of eating vegetables, the more he assumes they will taste bad and the more he will resist even trying them — children catch on quickly when parents are trying to sell a behavior they don’t truly believe in or follow in their own lives. Conversely, several studies found that when parents eat more fruits and vegetables, their children do too.Once you realize that your actions are on display to your child as a prime tool for teaching lifetime beliefs, you can modify your own behavior to set the best example. The side benefit is that you’ll be healthier too.

Excerpted from
The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution (McGraw-Hill) by Elizabeth Pantley

*Disclaimer: By posting this, I’ve been entered into a giveaway. Regardless, I loved this book (see full review to come) and recommend it.

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