My DD, 8, has not eaten in 4 days. She isn't sick or anything it's a power thing I think. She is very angry over something between her father and I and has refused to eat until it's resolved. The thing is it's not going to resolve the way she wants it to. She is drinking 2-3 glasses of milk and 1-2 glasses of juice, orange mostly, along with water during the day. I know she will give in eventually but until then can she get sick or hurt by not eating real food? should I take her to the doctor or just wait it out? BTW she know we love her and all of that stuff.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Nov. 27, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Nov. 27, 2009
She is setting herself up for future of anorexia. Take her to the doctor and nip this in the bud.
Answer by karamille at 11:55 PM on Nov. 27, 2009
I'm worried because she's had the will to go so long, I don't think she can do any serious physical damage but I would be concerned for her mental health. Have you tried just making the yummiest thing she eats or taking her to her favorite restaurant? I honestly am surprised her primal instincts haven't kicked in yet, she must be painfully hungry.GL
Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 AM on Nov. 28, 2009