When Food Becomes A Battleground

Children who grew up in foster care or orphanages may bring with them some problems surrounding food. To help them overcome food issues, patience is key.

Children may have had problems with food in orphanages or foster care
Children who have spent years waiting for a family, whether in foster care in this country or in an orphanage abroad, are almost certain to have developed issues around food that they'll bring to their new home. As a recent parent of a child who waited for a permanent family, you may notice that because of these food issues, you've begun to absolutely dread mealtimes. Whereas, before adopting, you used to love planning and serving nice family meals, now meals ...

Children who reject food aren’t necessarily rejecting you.

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