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    Emotions Your Child May Be Experiencing at the Dinner Table

    Have you ever thought about the kinds of emotions that your child may experience at the dinner table? For some children, meal time with the family is a happy and enriching experience. However, for many children, meal time triggers feelings of pressure, guilt, shame, and even fear. Pressure Children may experience internal or external pressure to eat certain foods and not eat other foods. Children may experience pressure regarding what they eat or how much they eat. My grandmother was raised during the Great Depression, so she emphasized the importance of finishing every crumb of food on your plate. To not eat everything on your plate was viewed as disrespectful,…