ETR 228: Ending Mealtime Battles with Kids – with Emma Wright

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Podcast interview on mealtime battles with kids
Podcast interview on ending mealtime battles with kids

In this episode of Eat the Rules, I’m joined by Emma Wright talking about how to end the struggles and mealtime battles that happen with kids. She talks about how the pressure to have kids eat and look a certain way sets parents up for feelings of frustration at mealtimes and kids not knowing how to trust their bodies.

We also explore how to teach kids body autonomy so they learn to eat intuitively and create an environment where eating feels easier.

In This Episode, We Talk About

  • Emma’s own experiences with mealtime battles with her children,
  • What changed her own thinking in relation to food and diets, and how this shift opened up space in her mind for other things,
  • How good intentions are no match for diet culture,
  • The deep sense of failure that parents internalize and how it steals the joy from their family life,
  • How this parental pressure leaves kids confused and mistrusting their own bodies and hunger cues,
  • How eating secretly can develop,
  • That all the best tools are no help without trust,
  • The importance of getting out of the way and allowing our children to make mistakes and figure things out on their own,
  • The three reasons that kids eat,
  • That kids can’t connect to their body and make decisions for themselves without agency and emotional satisfaction,
  • How all of this applies to adults, as well as kids,
  • Plus so much more!

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