Winning Your Child's Trust Around the Dinner Table

Our childhood feeding specialist explains how to show your foster or adopted children love through food in an excerpt from her guide to enjoying family meals.

How to develop a healthy feeding relationship.
The attachment cycle is fulfilled by meeting a child's physical and emotional needs—feeling hunger, needing attention, being wet or cold—over and over again. Feeding is one of the most reliable and obvious opportunities to help a child feel safe and cared for, and to build trust, whether you have brought home an infant or an older child. Amy recalls an episode involving her teen-aged foster son, who had a habit of running away. Soon after he was placed with the ...

In an excerpt from her guide to enjoying family meals, our childhood feeding specialist explains how to show your foster or adopted children love through food.

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