I had the chance a couple of weeks ago to grab some time with Dr. Michele Borba about the eating habits of my sons and our dinnertime routines. In my house right now, with my sons being 6, 5, 4 and 2… dinnertime is kind of a CRAZY time. Everyone wants something different. Everyone wants to rush through dinner. And everyone seems to think dinner just magically appears on the table!
It was refreshing and SO NEEDED to chat with Dr. Borba because my challenges at dinnertime are these types of things:
1. How can I get the boys involved with the prepping of dinner? Are they too young?
2. How can I get them to eat veggies (without knowing it!)?
3. Are there any activities I could be doing with the boys to get them excited about dinnertime and eating?
4. Picky Eaters – WHAT TO DO?
Dr. Borba gave me such great advice…
(We’re planning our garden now!)
Thank you to Ragu for making this happen and allowing me the time to chat with Dr. Borba! her advice was incredible!!
A little about Dr. Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, parenting expert and child and adolescent expert. She is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s behavior, character, and social development, and to build strong families. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented workshops and keynote addresses throughout North American, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and has served as an educational consultant to hundreds of schools. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Student Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared over 80 times as parent expert on the Today show as well as countless talk shows including: Dr. Phil, The View, The Tyra Banks Show, Fox & Friends, Geraldo & Friends, The Doctors, CNN American Morning, Countdown, and The Early Show. She appears regularly on Fox Headline News and CNN Headline News to discuss late-breaking news and has been interviewed by numerous publications including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, and People. She has consulted for corporations such as RC2 Learning Curve West, Office Depot, Splenda, Wall-Mart, Similac, Galderma, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald’s Global Mom’s Panel. She serves on boards for Parents magazine, Character Education Partnerships, Boys & Girls Club of America, and writes the blog, “Parenting Solutions” for iVillage.