My daughter is 7 1/2. She has always been on the small side (she is the same size as her 5 year old brother and weighs about 40lbs) but her eating habits have always been really good eating almost everything she has been offered. Recently she has seemed barely touch her food even her favorites. She isn't sick, she just doesnt seem to want to eat. When I ask her why she simply says she "doesn't want to explode" and wont say anything else. Is she afraid she is going to gain weight or is it something else? How should I handle this situation with her so that I dont give her the wrong ideas about healthy eating and food?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on May. 3, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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