From the time our kids are babies, they go through different phases of eating habits. Some babies start out enjoying everything- fruits, veggies, meats, dairy- all of it. And then they turn into toddlers who eat mainly from one food group… known as “the toddler food group”. If it’s not macaroni and cheese, french fries or breaded chicken nuggets- they won’t touch it! But by the time most kids transition into kindergarten they are past the super-picky eating phase and are usually into more of a exploratory-eating stage. So what you do when you have that kid who remains one of those “picky eaters”?
I find that there is so much “Mom guilt” tied up into how well (or poorly) we feed our kids. When you’re raising picky eaters, the person that becomes stressed out is not the child who won’t eat- it’s the Mom! And everyone seems to have advice on what you could be doing differently to help your child learn to eat a broader range of foods, and they are more than happy to share it with you, whether you’ve asked for it or not!
So if you are a Mom to one (or more!) picky eaters- who feels that she is failing in Motherhood because she can’t get her child to eat better/more/healthy foods- this article is for you! I hope that you find it helpful because I sure wish someone would have said these things to me: