The anti tantrum menu

If you had bag of Chuck­les for break­fast, you’d prob­a­bly be crash­ing by 9am, so don’t over­look the im­pact your child’s diet can have on his be­hav­iour. If he’s fling­ing him­self on the floor in fury, give his meals a makeover

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Meals that help reg­u­late those er­ratic tod­dler moods

If you have a tod­dler, a few tantrums are guar­an­teed – in­clud­ing the in­evitable su­per­mar­ket melt­down. The irony is that the food in the aisles of the gro­cery store he’s hav­ing that melt­down in – vegetables, red meat, por­ridge oats – can ac­tu­ally im­prove your child’s be­hav­iour. “As adults, we know it’s im­por­tant to eat reg­u­larly to main­tain con­cen­tra­tion and mood, but this is just as im­por­tant for chil­dren,” says Amanda Ursell, au­thor of Baby And Tod­dler Food Bi­ble. If you’re clued up on which foods have a pos­i­tive ef­fect on your child, it will be eas­ier to keep him re­laxed and fo­cused. So, as well as en­sur­ing your tot is fed reg­u­larly, add th­ese to the menu for a hap­pier lit­tle one.

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