Publication Date: September 29, 2020
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In this sorely needed resource, parents raising severe picky eaters will gain professional insight on extreme case studies, and learn clinically proven exercises to help their children overcome this challenging habit.
Parents raising food avoidant children, who are feeling defeated in their role as caregivers, will find foolproof advice in this book by studying real life examples, learning the psychological factors behind their child’s behavior and discovering practical activities they can do at home with their kids. Jenny Friedman is a registered dietician and therapist whose clinical practice focuses on feeding therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but she says many children who are not autistic struggle with the same sensitivities to food, and her advice is equally, if not more, effective with them.
Jenny covers a wide range of experiences for parents dealing with any level of picky eating to connect to and benefit from, some of which involve common scenarios and others more rare but incredibly relevant. For instance, one child refuses to use any utensils and must be spoon-fed by his parents, another refuses to eat anything except store-bought pouch purees, and another who has a meltdown at the mere sight of an unfamiliar food. With Jenny’s developed methods based on years of clinical trial and error in this specific field, presented through personal narratives that are as entertaining to read as they are insightful and activities readers that can implement immediately, this powerful guide will help many lost, frustrated parents transform their child from a picky eater to a healthy, adventurous eater.
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