In today’s video, I share the three most important strategies for giving kids snacks so that they are satisfied with what they are offered and don’t beg for more throughout the day.
When my son was a toddler, he started to say “I wants a nack” about 300 times a day. Aside from the fact that the way he said “wants a nack” was adorable, the actual request was really annoying and exhausting.
I hated digging through my “snack bag” all day long. These requests continued throughout his preschool years. That is, until I learned these strategies:
- Create a daily schedule for meals and snacks so that kids understand when food will be offered and when it won’t be available.
- Make sure that every meal and snack follows these guidelines:
- there is enough food to fill up on
- protein and fat are included
- familiar and unfamiliar foods are served
- Remember to do your “feeding jobs” and allow your children to do their “eating jobs“.
[Did you like this video? If so, I would be so grateful if you would share it with all your mom & dad friends. There are so many parents out there struggling to feed their kids who could use the support!]