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My Toddler Won’t Eat at The Table

Dear Fledglingkids, My 3 year old refuses to eat at the table.  He is picky with food so mealtimes can be battle anyway.  Now he just runs away and refuses to sit with the rest of the family.  It has caused quite a few tantrums and now I dread family mealtimes.  He is perfectly happyRead more

A Social Story: Sitting At The Table For A Meal

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about eating a meal together, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together or google images of children sitting at the table if you want to add a visual.  These stories work well with mostRead more

Mealtime Mayhem? Five Ideas to Help Your Toddler.

  Toddlers are capable of successful mealtime behavior and the earlier you start, the better. We all know that family dinners are important for many reasons.  Starting to eat together as a family early in your child’s life is a great way to get into the family meal routine.  But for many families, mealtime canRead more

Making Mealtimes Easier (and More Fun)

You want your children to develop healthy eating habits and have positive attitudes towards food. The following tips not only can help with that, but can help without spending any cash whatsoever.Read more

Enabling self-help skills is worth the trouble.

“I do it MYSELF!” my two year old friend happily insisted as he struggled to put his coat on.  It was going to take forever.  Getting the coat on his body was the first step, then trying to thread the zipper (then the actual zipping).  Next came the snaps on the outside of the zipperRead more