Parental feeding styles and their impact on kids

Parents who are nutritionistas know so much about nutrition and are so worried about getting specific nutrients into their kids that they lose sight of the big picture.
Parents who are nutritionistas know so much about nutrition and are so worried about getting specific nutrients into their kids that they lose sight of the big picture.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Feeding children can be challenging. They can be picky eaters. They may start rejecting foods they once loved or feel afraid to try new ones.

All these behaviours are normal, yet as parents, there are right ways and wrong ways to respond.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Parental feeding styles and their impact on kids'. Print Edition | Subscribe