Dealing with a picky eater is more than frustrating...
It's a health risk and a weight risk.
A picky child can affect your entire family's nutritional habits and even undermine your own weight loss efforts.
The Secret to Doing Something About It
I badgered my husband, a professional writer, to write a children's book with me about picky eating.
Ever heard of bibliotherapy?
Bibliotherapy is the use of books to help children think about, understand, and work through their issues, such as picky eating.
No one likes being told what to do. So when you tell your child to "try the broccoli," your child wants to try the broccoli even less!
Bibliotherapy takes your child's willfulness out of the equation by making the problem of picky eating about some other kid - the kid in the book!
Instead of being the kid with the problem, your child gets to read a funny book about someone else with a problem. Your child gets to see the problem from the outside. Your child gets to think:
I don't want to be like that kid!
The learning power of repetition
You know the best way to learn something, don't you?
Learn it and RE-learn it!
The way our book harnesses the learning power of repetition is by making YOUR CHILD the book's illustrator.
That's right! Our book is a "pictureless" picture book. We supply the text, and your picky eater supplies the pictures. Every time your child returns to the book, it's one more repetition of the book's important message!
That's right! Only Baloney eats...only baloney.
And here's the important part: after you read your child the story of Only Baloney, your child probably won't want to be Only Baloney.
At the end of the book, you'll find some activities that'll help you start a dialogue with your child about a balanced diet. You'll also find a page for you offering still more ideas on dealing with picky eating.
If your child still likes to draw...
Then he or she is the right age for Only Baloney. Too young to read? You'll read this book to your child just like any other book. Old enough to read? Present the book to your child as a fun story and project.
And here's another good thing about Only Baloney...
We're offering the book to you as an E-book. That allows us to sell it at a fraction of the price of a children's book you'd find in the store, and it means that if your child messes up a page you can just print out another! And if you have more than one picky eater...
You can print out more than one book! All for the single book price. (Institutional purchasers, please contact us for generous bulk pricing.)
The price for Only Baloney
Our book is a bargain at $2.99 US. (I told Steve we have to keep the price LOW for my readers!)
One important note:
Please print and read the simple instructions you'll be given after you buy the book.
Presenting the book to your child in the proper fashion gives you the best chance of improving the problem behavior!
Just click the "Buy Now" button below and you'll be taken to PayPal, a secure site. There you'll be able to pay either with a credit card or a PayPal account.
After you've used the book with your child, PLEASE write me back and let me know how it went!
Now, if you really don't believe Steve and I know how to write a children's book, we would be totally happy to have you read a picky eater excerpt. (Actually it's the entire first half of the book!)
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