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Key Parenting Tips for Feeding Your Family

Feeding and positive parenting are linked. Feeding your child requires parenting skills that include the careful blend of structure with patience, tolerance, and understanding. It means setting boundaries. It is not about forcing your child to eat just because "I said so," nor is it allowing children to graze for food as they please. Consider the following tips:

You teach your child something positive and encourage him/her to be self-reliant when you: