my son is 7 and in 1st grade.
I wasn't going to make a big deal of it til it reached the one week mark but we're there now. He's declining breakfast on school days. We don't do anything fancy since school starts at 8. I pretty much offer a choice of 3 thing usually. Common ones are cherry vanilla kashi bar, a banana nut muffin, or whatever fruit is on hand. Sometimes they'll have dry cereal and a white grape juice. He eats that light breakfast about 7:30 and has snack at school around 10 and then lunch at 12 and snack at 2:30. In reality he's only missing out on maybe 300 calories or so, which he more than makes up for later on. Often he will devour his while lunch and the lunch aide will have to make him a sandwich on the side.
My husband says to let it go, he's obviously one of those non morning eating type people. He's a tired zombie in the morning and just wants to get to school.
Should I press the issue or let him do his own thing?
PS weekend he sleeps til 830 or so and always has a big throw down of eggs, sausage, melon, etc
Answer by 3libras at 6:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2012
Answer by meooma at 6:22 PM on Feb. 10, 2012
Answer by ohwrite at 6:25 PM on Feb. 10, 2012
See if he'll drink some OJ or take a breakfast bar with him, or a string cheese or something like that... other then that I'd let it go. Both my kids are like that... 5 & 7.... then again so am I. You can't force them to eat... that can back fire in a big way if you push it. It physically makes me ill to eat that early. Let it go... pick your battles!! ;o)
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