"Feeding is a metaphor for the parent/child relationship overall," says Ellyn Satter, author of How to Get Your Kid to Eat ... But Not Too Much.
Satter stresses her "Golden Rule" of parenting: parents are responsible for what
is presented to eat and the manner
in which it is presented. Children are responsible for how much
or even whether
they eat. Early chapters describe basic feeding principals. Satter then stresses ways to develop and maintain normal eating patterns from birth through adolescence, and provides solid information (and information on "solids") to both empower and relieve all parents worried about how their child eats. Later sections focus on feeding problems, obesity, special needs children, and eating disorders. How to Get Your Kid to Eat ... But Not Too Much
may be the most sensible and accessible book on childhood feeding on the market.
"This book is just great . . . Bravo!" T. Berry Brazelton, MD