How to Build Boundaries While Staying Responsive

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP

At Thrive, we often work with parents on building their own DOR (Division of Responsibility) within mealtimes. This was developed by Ellyn Satter and reviews the basics behind the roles of the parent and child at mealtimes. The parent’s role is to … Read More

Portion Sizes For Picky Eaters

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

Many parents struggle with getting their children to eat certain foods, certain meals, or sometimes anything at all. For parents of picky eaters, anxious eaters, or kids that have feeding tubes or feeding disorders this struggle can be all too … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 31: Dealing With a Crisis

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode, Heidi is joined by Brianna Brown, a feeding therapist and member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. To follow up with last week’s topic on anxiety, Brianna and Heidi are discussing how to move forward when … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 30: Why Do We Worry About Worrying?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Heidi is joined by Jamie, a feeding therapist and full-time member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. This week is Tube Feeding Awareness Week and we are so happy that … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 29: How to Measure Success

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Welcome back for another episode of Tube to Table! This week we are talking about how to measure progress while weaning your child from their feeding tube. We have been hearing from various families that we work with that there … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 26: A Parent’s Perspective: Benji’s Story

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

We are so excited for this week’s episode, which marks the start of our series “A Parent’s Perspective”. The Tube to Table podcast will be featuring parents and families who have gone through our Tube Weaning program and can share … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 25: Comfort vs. Compliance

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, your hosts Jennifer and Heidi, will discuss the difference between when children find comfort in eating vs. eating for compliance. It can be very difficult for families to identify if the success they are seeing is … Read More

Five Tips to Keep in Mind This Holiday Season

By: Danielle Campion, MS

1. Focus on creating memories: Big meals, ginger snaps, and eggnog may be a part of the holiday season, but for most it is not these foods that make the holidays so special. It is the “togetherness” and the time … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 24: How We See Ourselves

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

It’s the holiday season, which means a lot of talk about food! This can often lead to more “food noise” around parents and their children. In this week’s episode, we are discussing our own food noise as parents and how … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 20: Getting Real About Reflux

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, we are getting REAL about reflux. Why are we talking about reflux? It affects so many children throughout their feeding tube journey, whether they had reflux before the tube or after tube placement. It also impacts … Read More