12.02.2007

Have Meals as a Family



One thing that I always do is make sure that we all sit down at the table and have meals together as a family. We live in a fast paced world where we rish our meals or just skip it altogether, causing us to eat unhealthy meals. Mealtime, whether it's breakfast together or a family dinner, doesn't have to be as stressful as the rest of your day. Here are some tips to make your meals together a more positive experience.

Try to serve food in a comfortable, relaxed, and unhurried atmosphere.
Let your child learn to feed himself. Be patient. To ease the mess, put newspaper under the chair and have a towel ready to wipe up spills. Serve food with child-sized plates and cups. If possible, plan rest or quiet time before meals. A tired or overly excited child may be less hungry at mealtimes.

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