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9 people found this helpful
on 6 November 2012
The author's tale of how she got her fussy, complaining, junk food loving kids to eat real food was at once sobering and entertaining. I found myself reading voraciously, desperate to achieve the result promised in the title. The book is a personal story of a Canadian mother who decided to move to France in search of an idyllic country life, only to discover to her amazement that all the other kids there ate grown up food. Over time she discovered 10 rules to follow which she tried out on her family.
I was following most of the rules already, but there were 2 that I needed to work on. The main one for me was about snacking...once I put the new system in place, my daughter started to EAT ALL OF HER MAIN MEALS!!! So simple yet life-changing. This week my daughter actually ate carbonnade flamande, spinach fishcakes, aubergine salad, pumpkin soup and vegetable tart. Prior to this each meal was filled with arguments, threats, pleading...if you're reading this review you will know exactly the behaviour I'm referring to!
I was so happy to read about this mother's own struggles which so mirrored my own. I knew that if she could do it I could too, and I am giving myself a pat on the back now for following her advice. Give this book a go, it's not expensive and it may just change things for you. It's chatty and fun to read. The anecdotes feel like they are coming from a friend and a real person, not some amazing know-it-all smug perfect mother. Love it!