Sometimes friends & family don't get what you're trying to do when you put your child on a modified "special" diet.
Maybe you're taking out gluten, or additives, or sugar or some other food. If your child doesn't have the typical type of reaction - like hives, or itching, or swelling - some folks might think you're crazy, or going to too much trouble, or over-reacting, or seeing something that's not there, or depriving your child of a happy childhood.
But you've made a parenting decision. You've chosen to explore the impact of food on your child's health - be it their physical health or their mental/emotional health. Never doubt for a second that that decision was a good one.
Food has a huge impact on health and I want to help you stick to your guns so you can get your child healthier.
You'll get into situations where you have to talk about your food choices with people who don't understand. It's important that you have a strategy so that these conversations remains productive and supportive of both you and your child.
So that's what I talk about in this video - how to keep the conversation positive. Because if it escalates into conflict or makes you less sure of your decision, it's ultimately your child who loses out.
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Jess is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and Family Health Expert, specializing in brain health & resilience for kids. She is the author of Raising Resilience: Take the stress out of feeding your family & love your life, a mother and an advocate for children’s health. Her book and online resources have helped families all over the world improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, autism and mood disorders by fitting the food and feeding piece into their health puzzles. She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work helping families get healthier, and she continues to work at bringing an understanding of the power of good nutrition to the mainstream conversation about children’s mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses and as a contributor to print and online magazines. You can reach Jess at www.jesssherman.com
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