It’s insane that parents want to customise meals for kids says parenting expert

It’s a fact that good nutrition is essential for good brain function in kids. Creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush chats about this truth on the #WeekendBreakfast as she discusses how parents can use food to help their children cope better in the classroom.

Bush says that parents tend to think that as long as their kids eat something, they’ll be fine.

She adds that in today’s day and age, we are dealing with children who are fussy eaters, and parents are constantly busy so they let them eat whatever they want.

Those little bodies and brains are constantly growing.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

A lot of today’s young parents don’t realise the importance of providing their kids with balanced and nutritional meals says Bush.

You get to a point with children where coaxing them with all sorts of things eventually doesn’t work.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

It's insane that some parents want to customise a meal for each child says Bush. She adds that parents are too time starved and energy poor.

Also read: Parents are being hard pushed to keep up with the Joneses says Nikki Bush

If kids don’t want to eat, just tell them that there’s bread and water in the kitchen says Bush.

Click on the link below to hear about the toy Nikki Bush brought in studio…


This article first appeared on 702 : It’s insane that parents want to customise meals for kids says parenting expert


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] Wellness Feature: Conceptualizing and identifying authentic desire

[LISTEN] Wellness Feature: Conceptualizing and identifying authentic desire

In a new show feature on the #WeekendBreakfast, Phemelo chats to psychologist Yasmeen Engelbritch about the Master Creation Process

We were taught that Africa isn't poor, it’s just poorly managed – Bonang Mohale

We were taught that Africa isn't poor, it’s just poorly managed – Bonang Mohale

CEO of BLSA Bonang Mohale chats about his about his upbringing, and the impact of Apartheid on the progression of black people.

[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert chats books, reading and kids

[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert chats books, reading and kids

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about developing the theatre of the mind with books.

Parents are being hard pushed to keep up with the Joneses says Nikki Bush

Parents are being hard pushed to keep up with the Joneses says Nikki Bush

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about the implications of giving kids too much, too soon.

Listening is becoming a lost art in communication says parenting expert

Listening is becoming a lost art in communication says parenting expert

We have two ears and one mouth so we should be listening twice as much as we speak says creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush.

‘I think animals can be real healers’ – Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

‘I think animals can be real healers’ – Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about the value of pets in family life and child development.

Popular articles
Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo in less than 24 hours after a cash-in-transit vehicle was blown up in the province.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

The story of amaBhungane (and how it’s digging up dung on the Guptas & friends)

The story of amaBhungane (and how it’s digging up dung on the Guptas & friends)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism Investigative Journalist Craig McKune.

Meet Elmar Conradie, CEO of low-cost FlySafair (world’s most on-time airline)

Meet Elmar Conradie, CEO of low-cost FlySafair (world’s most on-time airline)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Conradie for his “ShapeShifter” feature.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.