He's been sitting in the kitchen now for 30 minutes and it looks like he's taken 3 bites of his oatmeal. He has to get in the shower in a few minutes (normally a night time thing) so he can get ready and be on time to catch the bus this morning. This happens every morning, I have to tell him over and over and over to eat. He's not even DOING anything, he just sits in there, I guess playing around even though there are no toys or anything in there. His school day is about 8 hours long, I can't send him without eating breakfast. I tried setting the timer for him so he could see how long he has but nothing seems to work.
Anybody have suggestions on how I can get him to get a move on and eat in a timely manner in the morning?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:20 AM on Sep. 28, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:27 AM on Sep. 28, 2009
I say stop the struggle with him about eating. I think the more you pressure them to eat it's more likely they won't out of spite. Do you ask him what he would like for breakfast? Maybe give him more options and have him help you make it. He will eat when hungry. Some kids are not hungry right away when they wake. Maybe you could wake him a bit earlier too and see if that helps him.
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