>> When your child's brain isn't balanced, their digestive system isn't either—leading to food sensitivities.
The education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers [brainbalancecenters.com]—a holistic, drug-free approach to addressing behavioral, social, or learning difficulties—have three tips to help you see if your child's picky eating is a sign of something more.
***BRAIN BALANCE'S 3 PICKY EATING WARNING SIGNS***
1. YOUR CHILD ONLY EATS SIMILARLY TEXTURED FOODS
Children with brain imbalances can't handle highly-textured food—so they eat smooth ones like pizza and chicken nuggets.
2. YOUR CHILD ONLY LIKES BLAND FOOD
Similarly, foods that are too spicy or have too many flavor profiles lead to unpleasant sensory overload—which might be the reason your child is avoiding them.
3. YOUR CHILD HAS EXTREME ANXIETY WHEN FACED WITH NEW FOOD
Sensory processing difficulties lead to worry over having bad sensory experiences. In extreme cases, children may vomit when faced with new food.
Fortunately, there are ways to help your child mediate their potential brain imbalance—and start eating a more balanced diet—by using some of these strategies:
***BRAIN BALANCE'S 3 WAYS TO ADDRESS PICKY EATING***
1. LET YOUR CHILD BE ARTISTIC WITH FOOD
Link food with fun by letting your child cut veggies or sandwiches into fun, different shapes.
2. MAKE COOKING INTERACTIVE
Turn food into an activity instead of a chore by letting your child help you mix, chop, and stir while you cook.
3. CATCH YOUR CHILD BEING GOOD
Instead of getting angry at your child for not eating new foods, motivate them with positive reinforcement when they show any interest in new foods. Any steps toward progress, like touching or licking the food, merits praise.
Parents who think their child's picky eating might be linked to a brain imbalance can take this simple online assessment: https://www.
After years of helping children with behavioral and social challenges, the experts at Brain Balance have developed a cutting-edge (and drug-free) program combining sensory motor stimulation, academic stimulation, and nutrition to correct brain imbalance and improve achievement.
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