It is key to lay the right foundation and relationship with food from an early age. Our children will quickly learn to gravitate towards healthier food and choose it when we serve it at home, because they will have established a positive connection with it. I am not saying they won’t like sweets (let’s be real), but it is much easier to keep a healthy balance without difficulties.
When you understand that emotions are energy, you’ll realize that they are fluid, moving resources meant to be felt and released. Suppressing and ignoring an emotion is actually harmful as we’ll see later, and is a sign of low emotional intelligence.
Do you want your toddler to be more interested in food? Cooking together is great not just in creating a positive association with food, but it’s also a bonding experience. And if you’re weary of creating mess in the kitchen, just come to my cooking class where you won’t have to do any cleaning up after the cooking is done! 🙂