As a qualified teacher, mum, parenting coach and all-round Early Years expert, Sophie has a wealth of practical, real life experience to share with parents.
As a mum of two and a registered GP, Stephanie has seen more than her fair share of little ones! She has lots of practical tips and professional know-how on hand to help parents.
Laura is our nutrition whizz – bringing her expert advice and experience from working with chefs, schools and nurseries to the Kiddylicious expert panel.
It’s important to recognise that during mealtimes, parents also need to be able to regulate their own emotions. If you’re a parent that finds eating quite a stressful experience, it can be hard not to pass those fears on to your child.
I remember talking to a mum not long ago who had real issues with food; she said her son was a really fussy eater. I said: “do you sit around the table and eat the same food?” And she said: “Oh, no, I wouldn’t eat the same food as them!” It was a tough one. Language is key. Trying to minimise anxiety is really important for our children. If you as a parent find it difficult, then that’s going to be quite hard for your children.
If you are someone who suffers with disordered eating or you find your relationship with food tricky, you may find that a bit more pre-planning and writing key positive phrases down helps.