Welcome to the week of the New Year's resolution. What have you resolved to address in 2014? Looking back at months gone by, thinking about what needs to change then making a commitment to do things differently, is something that is familiar to so many of us. This is not a new phenomenon. The ancient Babylonians made a promise at the start of each year that they would pay off their debts and return any borrowed items to their rightful owners. The Romans entered the new year with promises to their god Janus, for whom January is named. In Medieval times, knights took the poetically named 'peacock vow' as Christmas ended, to pledge their continuing commitment to chivalry.
The New Year's resolution has survived the centuries because there's something about a clean slate that appeals to us. The New Year is a time of hope, of second chances and finding fresh ways of doing things.
EAF is an approach to picky eating that is so much more than a collection of tips. It is an alternative perspective on mealtimes - a new way of being in relation to food and feeding. It is a simple method, easy to understand and easy to remember, but it is not easy to put in place. That is because making significant shifts in the way you do things in any area of your life takes grit and determination. EAF is no magic wand, but if you're prepared to put in the hard work, you can make a real difference to your child's relationship with food. If you feel ready to make a change in your household and tackle picky eating once and for all, the time is now! May 2014 bring you everything you wish for and more.
War & Peas is out 9th January, 2014 - available from Amazon and Apple