War and Peas is written by Jo Cormack, a therapist that specialises in working with children and young people. Having three daughters, she has first-hand knowledge of what can go on at the dinner table, and the trials and tribulations of a toddler or child that will not eat.

In this book Jo talks about her new approach to feeding problems in young children – ‘Emotionally Aware Feeding’ (EAF). If you are looking for a book that is a guide to nutrition, then this isn’t the book for you, it is based on research, psychological theory and therapeutic principles. It talks about the psychology behind why children do what they do and trying to teach parents to behave and think differently and how this in turn will then change the behaviour of your little ‘picky eater’.

Jo does this by introducing a few very simple and straightforward rules into your eating routine as a family.

EAF is not an instant solution, it is more about changing your child’s relationship with food and the eating experience with the whole family. The book includes the theory behind the thoughts of EAFas well as real life case studies.

War & Peas – What’s Inside?

War and Peas guides you through aspects of EAF, throughout there are lists of questions, these are designed for you to be able to examine your own habits as well as your children’s. After each section there are summaries that bullet point the chapter and at the end of the book there is a crib sheet, that has all the principles and the rules for you to keep coming back to.

This book is an eye opener and uses a simple yet effective way to deal with children that are labelled as ‘picky eaters’, it shows parents how easy it is to label your child as a picky eater and how in turn doing this can help fuel your child to be picky.

It’s an interesting read that looks at the psychology behind the reason why and the power play of children that are picky eaters.

War & Peas – Further Information

Available to buy from Amazon (click here) and on iTunes.

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