Is mealtime stressful in your house, especially for a child that has eating challenges? Whatever the challenges they could be causing mealtimes to be a battle ground.
Take some time just before sitting at the table to eat a meal to do something calming for your child.
This might only be for 5 minutes, a time that can be a routine before every meal. Use a timer or a visual timer to transition to this pre meal routine from whatever they are doing.
Perhaps think of something that could be done wherever you might be for a meal. Use a visual timer for this for transition to the meal table.
Hope you find a winning solution for mealtime peace!
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