Mindful eating and french parenting

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Allan-Matlem, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Allan-Matlem

    Allan-Matlem Active Member

    Meal times and food can be problematic for kids , parents themselves may have their food issues as well .


    Eating can be reflexive or reflective. It is hard to think of one experiencing ' self determination ' – endorsing one's actions at the highest levels of reflection when we are involved with food and eating. French parents don't insist on finishing meals but focus on tasting which is the basis for mindful eating. Mindful eating addresses the 3 sdt needs of kids - autonomy, relatedness and competence

    I am trying my best to eat slowly and change my bad habits

    Allan
     
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