At 8 he's going to have very specific likes and dislikes, but you are the mom and you need to let him know that "junk" isn't on the menu. Fix things for dinner that are healthy and you've known him to eat in the past and if he decides that he's going to refuse it, then so be it, but don't go out of your way to please him by making a second meal or anything. I have to tell my 8 yr old repeatedly you eat what I fix or you don't eat... no second meals. He always eats what I fix cause he's hungry and he always likes it, it's just not what HE wanted, KWIM? And maybe that is what your child is going through. He's just wanting something else, not that he "hates" whats in front of him, just that he doesn't "want" it. Hope ya figure it out.
at 9:58 PM on Oct. 15, 2009