My Mediterranean egg scramble is perfect for an easy Easter brunch!
Easter is coming, and if you celebrate, this means there will likely be an influx of chocolate and other treats heading your child’s way. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing! In fact, holidays that involve more treats are a great learning opportunity for kids and can actually help to strengthen their relationship with food.
By the way I say “treats” only for the purpose of explaining this concept. Please just call each food by its name with your kids, such as chocolate, candy, cookies etc.
Some parents feel a lot of anxiety about how they’re going to manage treat requests (and some kids ask more often than others). Well, you’re in luck because I’m going to share some ways to handle these situations.
How to respond to random treat requests
Here are 3 ways to respond to random treat requests that allow you to hold your boundaries, but also reassure your child that they will be able to enjoy them and that they aren’t restricted.
- Sure! Let’s sit down together and enjoy one with our lunch. Would you like a big Easter egg, or 3 smaller ones?
- Definitely. Easter eggs are not in our plan right now, but let’s choose a few to add to your lunch kit for later.
- There aren’t any more to eat right now, but we will enjoy some more soon. How about we plan to have some with our morning snack tomorrow?
Remember to lean in. When kids feel deprived or restricted in any way, they’ll fixate on these foods and want them even more. If you’re noticing this, consider making them available more often and definitely without strings attached. Now, here is a recipe your family is sure to love!
Enjoy and Happy Easter Weekend!
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