Developmental psychologist Dr. Alison Miller discusses appetite traits, executive functioning, stress, and eating behaviors in children.
We’re talking about appetite traits in children on the podcast.
Several factors play a role in why children eat the way they do. These include temperament, appetitive traits, self-regulation, food responsiveness, satiety responsiveness, and enjoyment of food.
Alison Miller, Ph.D. helps us understand these and gives tips on identifying a child’s eating temperament, and how we can help improve their eating behaviors.
As parents, caretakers, and healthcare professionals, learning about appetite traits and other contributors to eating behavior can help us understand our children better, accommodate their needs, and guide us to create more positive and healthy eating experiences for them.
Download my FREE resource Appetite Awareness for Every Stage of Development. This free guide shows how to support babies, toddlers, kids, and teens in developing healthy relationships with food.
What You’ll Learn About Appetite Traits, Eating, and Self-Regulation with Alison Miller
- The concept of self-development and its role in the developmental process of our children
- Genetic components to appetite traits and comparing food responsiveness versus satiety responsiveness
- Living in a food environment that contains a variety of tempting food, and its implications for our children’s appetite and eating behaviors
- Factors in the development of executive function and self-regulation in our children
- The importance of knowing about early life stress and experiences
- Linking stress and changes in eating behaviors
- How we can help our children become more self-regulated with eating
- The importance of relational health between parents and children and how to build it
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