Oct 7 2023
Nourished: an interview with Deborah MacNamara on her new book
Wow, what a profound episode with Dr. Deborah MacNamara who joins me to discuss her new book Nourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids. We discuss relationship as the foundation to our health, how food and attachment are interconnected and how to create a family culture where food draws us together, is joyful and life-giving. 1:14 - Valuing the family meal, Bonnie's experience 6:40 - Food will either serve attachment or soothe emotional distress 11:50 - Receptivity and operating from the perspective of a role13:48 What if we are met by resistance from our children? 18:55 - Food culture in Italy: food draws people together, celebration, togetherness 22:55 - The work of love and attachment was always meant to be invisible 26:23 - Without connection children become more anxious, agitated, resistant 28:58 - Attachment does not mean the kids run all over you 34:11 - Not making an issue of food 36:17 - How do you hold on to a teenager? 38:24 - Food problems can become relationship problems 49:25 - Experiencing food, play, and invitation 59:16 - Becoming your kid's best betDr. Deborah MacNamara's website and Instagram @drdeborahmacnamaraNourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids (And Everyone Else We Love) by Deborah MacNamara PhDRest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or Anyone Else Who Acts Like One) by Deborah MacNamara Rest, Play, Grow: Interview with Dr. Deborah MacNamara (podcast) respect (blog post)#makejoynormal #homeschooling #family #culture #relationships #attachment #nourishment #connection #discipline #receptivity #invitation #warmth #generosity #patience #togetherness #gathering #enjoyment #responsibility #play Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voicemail Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!