1. In the next week, try to give your children more independence during meals. Allow them to pour their own drinks and make their own choices about what they eat.
2. Think about nap times and bedtime at your home. Do you have a routine that is consistent and comforting for your children? How can you help them to relax and settle down more easily?
3. Make a nutritious snack such as deviled eggs, celery stuffed with peanut butter or fruit yogurt shakes with your children. Let them do as much of the preparation as possible.
4. Prepare a meal that is common to the cultural heritage of a friend or family member but is new to you and your children. You can use an ethnic cookbook or have a friend or family member share a favorite recipe and help prepare the food with you.