An animated video for parents: how long should a meal last (and other common questions)
I’ve produced a new 20mn YouTube video to show parents a range of options they have when their child is sitting at the table and is stuck.
This is in answer to common questions, like
- “How long should a meal last?”
- “Should I insist on 100% of the meal being eaten?”
- “If I end the meal, should I add the missing calories to the next meal?”
- “I keep hearing I should be a brick wall and apply sanctions, but this has not worked for us. What else is out there?”
It applies to times your imperative is to help your child regain weight, and times you’re helping your child get back into eating foods that they’ve been avoiding for a while.
I dearly hope this video will help parents and loved ones of people suffering from anorexia or another restrictive eating disorder. Although my book is most relevant to parents of children and adolescents, this video may help parents and loved ones of older sufferers too. It should help you make informed choices depending on whether you’ve taken charge of your child’s eating, or you are more hands-off and assisting.