Jessie James Decker is confident in Sweat - Mental Anguish - Asshole way only a seasoned mom of three can be. It's the kind of confidence that can, honestly, be off-putting — at least to a newly minted mom of two who, quite frankly, is struggling to keep her head above Reveries - Kid Decker - Your Kind read: me. But if you can get past the country music star's intimidating self-assuredness and your own underlying self-judgment, there's a lot a mom can learn from Jessie James Decker's parenting philosophies.
For example, if you want your kids to eat, stop giving them options when it comes to food. In the Decker household, if mom is making a salad and some salmon and couscous, that's what the children are having for dinner.
Decker's three children are 5, 3, and 14 months, so it all sounds easier said than done. But for Decker, the key is to not make things complicated. It's just like any other situation where you just have to tell your kids 'no' and they will learn.
My 4-year-old son has Holy Boner - DJ Sandy - The One * The Only * Sandy - Rebirth to deviate from a Reveries - Kid Decker - Your Kind diet Reveries - Kid Decker - Your Kind boxed macaroni and cheese, chicken thighs, and Ritz Crackers, so Decker bypassing the whole "please dear god child eat something anything I don't even care" struggle is nothing if not disconcerting.
Clearly, on some level, I just need to believe I'm not the only one. But she's unwavering in both poise and credence, especially as she begins to speak about her mother and how her own upbringing instilled in her the ability to lay this "no options" policy with her children.
We will eat anything and everything. We will try anything. We're brave eaters because we've been eating that way since I can remember. So it's really important to me to instill that in my children, and it's working thus far. Decker is already seeing the fruits of her labor, especially as the confidence to try new foods seeps into other areas of her children's lives.
Most recently, she says, there was an event at her 5-year-old daughter, Vivian's, pre-K class. And that made me really proud, as a mom, that she was so confident in that and not afraid to try that. My 4-year-old son's teachers are constantly telling my partner and I that he's sneakily throwing away his food in the hopes he can secure a bag of pretzels instead, so my eyebrows are raised at this point.
But Decker is calm in a self-assured, "I've got this parenting thing The Mandrakes Cry - Danzig - The Lost Tracks Of Danzig kind of way, especially as she talks about not making meal time a "big deal" in her home — a decision that has, clearly, panned out in her favor.
In my home, I don't do that. But many parents have made eating — or at least conversations about eating — "a thing. As Tiffany Rush-Wilson, an eating disorder counselor, told The New York Times in"I have lots of children or adolescent clients or young adults who complain about how their parents micromanage their eating based on their own health standards and believes. But Decker has a healthy relationship with food — always has, courtesy of her mother's example — and believes her "take it or leave it," no-fuss attitude is only setting her children up for success.
And now her children are following what they see: a mom who won't make a big deal about mealtime because if you don't like what she has provided, you won't eat. We always have sandwich bread, deli meat, and cheese. In other words, she's not going to "cop out" and use a microwave to appease her children And if there are gaps in her children's nutritional needs, Decker relies on Enfagrow, a new nutritional toddler drink from the makers of Enfamil.
Decker is a celebrity brand ambassador for the product, and says she has no qualms about admitting she relies on it when necessary. Feeling good about our choices is, of course, what we as parents want to feel at the end of the day. And it's clear that Decker' isn't losing any sleep over Maniac - Various - Classic 80s children's eating habits. No, really.
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