How to Get Your Kid to Eat . . . But Not Too Much

How to Get Your Kid to Eat . . . But Not Too Much

by Ellyn Satter

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Answering a multitude of questions—such as What should a parent do with a child who wants to snack continuously? How should parents deal with a young teen who has declared herself a vegetarian and refuses to eat any type of meat? Or What can parents do with a child who claims he doesn't like what's been prepared, only to turn around and eat it at his friend's house?—this guide explores the relationship between parents, children, and food in a warm, friendly, and supportive way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780915950836
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/1987
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 390,570
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, CICSW, BCD, is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. She is an author, trainer, psychotherapist, and eating therapist with more than 30 years' experience in helping people of all ages learn positive and natural ways of becoming competent with their eating.

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How to Get Your Kid to Eat . . . But Not Too Much 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
meganparenting on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. Excellent ideas coupled with excellent presentation. This book should be in every parent's toolbox.Parents are in charge of what food the child has to choose from and when food is presented.Children are in charge or how much they eat, what they eat, and whether they eat anything.The goal of parents should be threefold:- Provide children with the nutrition and calories they need to grow.- Help them learn to enjoy many different kinds of food.- Give them an opportunity to learn to self-regulate their eating; to know what hunger feels like but that it's not disasterous; to provide their own calorie regulation.I would recommend this book OVER a pediatrician's advice about feeding.
HippieLunatic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much probably could have been shortened to a brochure in order to get the main point across, but I¿m still very thankful that we have the book in our home library. Hayden is not much of an eater, unless you count bread, fruit, pizza, chicken nuggets and boogers as a well rounded diet. This book has tried to tell me that it will be okay, though. My job is to provide him with food. His job is to decided what and how much to eat. We¿re getting there. At least he isn¿t throwing temper tantrums when solid vegetables are on his plate any more.While the book doesn¿t have all the questions and answers I would like it to have (such as, how do I get my child to eat a vegetable that doesn¿t come from a baby jar and what about when the kid asks for seconds of bread at the dinner table but has touched nothing else?) it¿s a start at least. I can admit that I don¿t look forward to the first time another mother sees that Hayden may have a portion of dessert with his dinner, watches him scarf it down and then ask to be excused. But at least my three-year-old says, after he¿s finished eating his carbs, ¿May I be excused now?¿
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MadisonVA More than 1 year ago
Excellent book written by a Registered Dietitian. It is great to see a Professional write a book with real facts!! 100% recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is helpful with practical feeding information as well as with tips on the power struggles that develop all too often when feeding children of any age. It lets you know that your job as a good parent is to provide your children with the food that they need. You are not required to force them to eat the food. It provides suggestions on ways to make the feeding process go more smoothly. Definitely a helpful resource in raising children who test the limits!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. It offers realistic solutions to under and over weight child plus good eating habits for long term health. An easy, quick read for anyone. I have recommended this book to many, many people.