The daring decision to let kids decide

20 Jul

When parents try to control their child’s eating practices, they unwittingly tantalize the child. Thus parents strip away child learning to self-regulate caloric intake. Research children start out with the ability to regulate eating based on the caloric density of foods – a skill taken away by parental controls.

E.M. Satter believes that parents must learn to make the best foods available and trust children to make correct decisions Considerable research backs her up, though this flies in the face of conventional wisdom about parental responsibility. How can we cross the bridge?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: