Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating
Katja Rowell, MD and Jenny McGlothlin, MS CCC-SLP
Are you parenting a child with ‘extreme’ picky eating? Do you worry your child isn’t getting the nutrition he or she needs? Are you tired of fighting over food, suspect that what you’ve tried may be making things worse, but don’t know how to help? Having a child with ‘extreme’ picky eating is frustrating and sometimes scary.
Picky eating is not a phase. This is treatable.
You don’t have to choose between fighting over every bite and only serving a handful of foods. There is hope, even if your child ‘failed’ feeding therapies. After gaining a foundation of understanding of your child’s challenges and the dynamics at play, you’ll be ready to transform feeding and meals so your child can learn to enjoy a variety of foods in the right amounts for healthy growth. Discover strategies to deal with anxiety, low appetite, sensory and autism spectrum-related challenges, oral motor delay, and more. Tips and exercises reinforce your skills, and ‘scripts’ help you respond to your child in the heat of the moment, as well as to grandparents or your child’s teacher as you help them support your family on this journey.