03 Oct Which Parent Feeding Style Do You Have?
How do you handle the issues about eating that can arise as your child becomes more and more independent? Authors Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen begin their new book, Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, by describing Authoritarian, Permissive, Neglectful, and Authoritative feeding styles. If you are familiar with the often-discussed 4 Styles of Parenting, you will find their categories similar. Castle and Jacobsen’s helpful and informative article, which you can access HERE, offers you an opportunity to assess your parental feeding style and think about whether it best supports your children in developing their own life-long attitudes toward eating, while simultaneously providing them with the calories and nutrients necessary for healthy development.