Brave Hero and the Feeding Specialist

Most of us take our ability to eat for granted.

For those with feeding issues, eating can be something to fear. Think about it. Getting that snickers bar from your mouth to your stomach requires you to:

hold your breath…..actually swallow…..and protect your airway….. all at the same time.

Add the dislike of flavors and textures and eating also becomes something to dread.

Learning to eat takes Parker way out of his comfort zone. Because of his spirit and spunk and willingness to try even though it is hard, I refer to him as our Brave Hero.

Here our Brave Hero is accepting a taste of his flavored applesauce.


Look at his hands. He’s been PLAYING in his food. This is HUGE. Simply HUGE in the progress of getting Parker to feed himself.


This is about the time that my other kids would exclaim, “Hey!” “If we did that you’d have a cow!”

Uh. Oh. Sensory overload. Time to take a break while Mom performs her version of “Clap! Clap! Clap Your Hands!”


Ahh…..basking in the warm glow of a job well done!


You can find Tammy and Parker hanging out at their other blog: Praying For Parker

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