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July 22, 2013

Appetites

By Fuana Tmarsel —-

Appetite is a God-given desire for food to fuel and energize the body. Fulfillment of these appetites or desires brings small pleasures. Actually appetites are varied with age. Babies’ desires are mainly to fulfill basic needs for love, safety, belonging, and physical touch. Need for love, safety and belonging is often satisfied with a touch, a full embrace, and words of affirmation, such as “I love you,” “I am proud of you” or you are awesome, etc. We need to know our child so that we can learn their “love languages”, hence fulfill their desire appropriately. But we need to remember, “what we feed grow, and what we starve dies.”

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