Positive Parenting principles can help you encourage healthy eating habits in babies, toddlers and beyond.

Nutrition is a key part of parenting. It is also an area where many parents feel challenged.  A positive parenting approach to feeding and nutrition empowers children to grow healthy and strong.

In this section you can find ideas on how to enjoy family meals,  how to avoid food power struggles, recipes to make with children, cooking safety tips, positive discipline strategies to remove stress from mealtimes, end picky eating battles and more.

The Picky Eating Solution Your Child Will Happily Follow

The Picky Eating Solution Your Child Will Happily Follow

Help Your Child Transform Picky Eating into a Healthy Relationship with Food It’s pretty normal for children to be selective about what they eat. Picky eating can be just a phase, especially in the toddler and preschool years.  Even if it’s normal, picky eating can bring up worries, frustration and big power struggles. Here is the good…

Picky Eating Troubles? 16 Ideas for Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

Picky Eating Troubles? 16 Ideas for Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

From adventurous, to predictable to downright picky, children have many many styles of eating. While some parents are quick to believe that there is one right way to get children to eat everything or a magic parenting tool to raise “good” or adventurous eaters, I’m more inclined to believe that it’s a mix of things,…

7 Tips For Breastfeeding in Public Stress Free

7 Tips For Breastfeeding in Public Stress Free

Years ago as a new mom, I was a bit nervous about breastfeeding my first when I was not at home.  I initially resorted to sitting in the car or hiding away in dressing rooms.  But over time I became more confident and relaxed and ultimately, over the last six years, I have nursed three…

3 Tools for Nursing Babies Through Bottles

While typically used to describe breastfeeding, nursing is the practice of nurturing your child both physically and emotionally. And, yes, nursing absolutely can be accomplished while feeding through a bottle. You can nurse your baby through touch, trust and attention.

Weaning Gently: Three Special Ideas for Success

Weaning Gently: Three Special Ideas for Success

Welcome to the Carnival of Weaning: Weaning – Your Stories This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Weaning hosted by Code Name: Mama and Aha! Parenting. Our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles about the end of the breastfeeding relationship. Breastfeeding is a special time for both moms and babies. Often when…

World Breastfeeding Week – Breastfeeding around the World

It’s World Breastfeeding Week –  So I thought I would join in the celebration by sharing some pictures of me in a few places around the world – Breastfeeding my babies. The  theme of WBW is “Talk to me! Breastfeeding in 3D” So here is my attempt to talk to you about breastfeeding – from…

Joy of eating…family style

*This  article was also featured at at Authentic Parenting* I  strive to serve healthy yet yummy and appealing meals everyday.  The goal being to not to create kitchen master pieces worthy of Top Chef (what an awesome show) but rather  to capitalize on my children’ s adventurous nature and allow them a chance to explore…

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