One of our main responsibilities as parents is to keep our kids well-fed and nourished. Unfortunately, many children have a hard time at the dining table. There are many ways that Montessori parenting can help! Here are three tips to take the stress out of mealtime.
1. Get your child involved
Children want to feel close to you! Remember that they are always watching your behavior and will want to mirror your actions. Young children are inclined to contribute, no matter what you're doing. Also, if you involve them in meal preparation, they will be better equipped to cope with you interrupting whatever action they were engaged in before. One simple way they can help is by pouring water. Ask them to fill the glasses around the table with using a water vessel with a lid to prevent spills. Show them how to pour the water with care. Ensure that they have napkins to cleanup any spills.