Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat--and Eat Healthy


Goodreads Blurb:

As a parent, you want your kids to eat well--not the frustration that comes with mealtime battles. In the end, it's chicken nuggets...again. Parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley will help you feed your child healthy foods without the fights and tears. In The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution, Elizabeth draws ideas from her readers around the world for getting children to eat nutritious food. She then has hundreds of parents test the ideas, so you can trust that one of these solutions that fits your situation best will work for you, too.

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution also features recipe contributions from Missy Chase Lapine (The Sneaky Chef), Christina Schmidt (The Baby Bistro), Kim Lutz (The Everything Organic Cookbook), and several others. With Elizabeth's advice, you can help your fussy eater have nutritious meals and bring peace back to the dining table.

When Elizabeth contacted me about reviewing her new book, the timing could not have been better. Both my DS (2) and DD (4) where going through a picky eating stage. And hey, when my daughter was born I had read Elizabeth's book on Sleeping which had worked well ... so she was already a bit of a celeb in my household!

This book is written in an easy to read format that makes it quick and effective for busy parents. I liked the common sense approach and the tips she recommends. The book actually lets you know that there were test parents involved with the development of this book, which in my mind already makes the book more useful as it has already been used with real kids, not just adults thinking they "know" what kids are thinking! I have put some if the suggestions into practice already and I have seen a change in my daughter. My son who is more stubborn by far is still a work in progress, but at least I now see that he is eating more and may not forever demand pasta for dinner every single night!!!!!

I loved the format, suggestions, and how there are "rules" for feeding kids that can be broken - after reading chapter two, I felt a lot less like a bad mother for letting my kids snack in front of the TV!!

I HIGHLY recommend this to all parents of picky eaters!!!!

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