A student who is doing a project reaches out to me to validate some of the research she has done.
She says that in her research – parents have told her that when they come home tired at the end of the day – they want to eat their meals while chilling in front of the TV. They don’t want to be burdened with having to feed their children. So they ask their nanny to feed the child before they come home.
They almost never eat with their children.
Do you think this is OK?
Food is much more than something you put into your child to ensure that she/he is healthy and keeps growing.
Food is the real connector in human relationships.
When you feel close enough to someone – you have coffee with them – then when you want to spend more time with them you go for lunch or for dinner.
If you never eat with your child – how will you ever have a relationship with her/him?
Of course, your child will throw tantrums then. Because they will need to yell and scream to get your attention to build that connection.
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