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Stress-Free Meal Times - Ten Top Tips from Elaine Halligan at The Parent Practice.

Parents often find it extremely hard to create stress-free meal times and stay calm when faced with fussy-eaters, children ‘yo-yo-ing’ up and down from the table, children getting distracted and eating very slowly, and whining complaints about the food they have lovingly prepared.  To parents, food and feeding their children represents a show of love, nurturing and commitment.  They often have food-related concerns about their children’s weight and about their health.  These concerns and frustrations can turn mealtimes into stressful and unpleasant events for all concerned.