“You provide, they decide”
Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility explains that a parent’s role is to provide food at a predictable schedule and set up a conducive environment for feeding. Resist the battle to bargain, bribe or force your child to eat. If your child says, “I don’t like that”, you can respond, “You don’t have to eat it”. By adjusting our mindsets, we remove the pressure and stress at mealtimes, and create a positive environment for children to explore and enjoy food.