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Why does my child suddenly stop liking foods they loved?

You hear your child say that he now likes apples and popcorn so obviously you make a trip to Costco to stock up on crazy amounts of apples and popcorn duh. Except once your child sees the abundant supply and hears you telling them with a smile that you got their favorite snack.... They suddenly lose any interest or more like downright refuse to admit they once liked it. 😩😬🙄



So why do kids do that??


⏩ Because kids can sense pressure from a mile away! I know you're thinking what pressure?! It doesn't seem like pressure at first glance, but a child who is learning to trust food may perceive this gesture as pressure.


"Now that mom bought all of this I HAVE to eat it."


"What if I'm not in the mood to eat it but I don't want to disappoint my parent"


"I want to be the one in control of what I pick to eat"



And the easiest way to cope with this stress is to simply say "I don't like that anymore."



Has this ever happened to you?


Remember, when this happens we're being super awesome parents by providing our children with nutritious food that they like AND we may be accidentally adding pressure to eating for our kiddos.



I'm just going to leave that right there.



As always feel free to reach out for support!




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