This time of year can be very stressful for most, but even more so for the selective / picky eater. Why? Well, it is the time of year, filled with large holiday meals, lots of family, and expectations. I know it may be hard to believe your child(ren) are not looking forward to sitting down at the family table for an amazing feast. Most children are more excited about the "party" and not really interested trying grandma’s famous holiday stuffing, especially the selective / picky eaters.
With this being said, the holiday meal is not the time to expect your child to eat or try new foods. This does not mean you should not involve your child in the process. Make the holidays more about the experience rather than the actual food as for picky eaters, this can cause undue stress and anxiety around the whole process. Here are some tips I tell my clients on ways to improve the experience of the holidays for their child:
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