I realize this question has come up many times, but in most cases it seems to be the wife that is Paleo and doing the cooking and the husband that could care less. In my case, I'm the working husband who has just discovered Paleo and cannot stop reading/researching etc. I've now been (mostly) Paleo for only 3 weeks and have already dropped 15 pounds! I feel better than ever yada yada yada I'm preaching to the choir!
Anyway, my wife stays at home with our two young kids, 2.5 years and 10 months. This has been very hard on her. She understands what I'm doing and wants to be a supportive wife, but this certainly hasn't gone very smoothly. She's actually been totally AMAZING! She's trying VERY hard, she's picked up Paleo cookbooks, and is trying new recipes daily which is awesome. However, as you can imagine, she really has no interest in removing grains from her diet or from the diet of our kids.
Our newest baby girl is just starting to eat solid foods and LOVES eggs/bacon (really anything actually). However, in most cases she gets Cheerios for breakfast etc. I guess I'm just not sure how to properly deal with this. I really want to see my kids eat Paleo, but my wife is being told by her friends (and mother of course) that the kids need calcium for strong bones and lots of fiber from whole grains. She has friends who are nurses telling her they are 100% sure I am greatly increasing my risk for colon cancer if I do not eat fiber. She says she wants to check with the kids Doctor before changing how they eat. This totally sounds reasonable right? Problem is, I already know what the Dr. is going to say. Then what?
I guess at the end of the day, she's not super interested in doing all the research I have, so what she learns about this stuff comes from me. I know she wants to believe me, but I'm certainly NOT an "expert". I think all I really need is some sort of expert (read: Doctor) that she can talk to that will tell her that Paleo is safe for kids. The internet, unfortunately, is not something she generally trusts.
I love my wife and kids and the last thing I want to do is push them into this. I would LOVE for them to naturally adopt it, but I just don't see that happening without some authority figure out there reasurring her it is safe.
How have others dealt with this situation? Specifically with regard to running health decisions past your doctors/pediatricians?