Our 10 yo son has terrible noises coming from his mouth while eating. It literally sounds like a pig chewing cud. Because we eat family style and have my parents over for dinner almost every night, this is a habit I'd like him to stop soon. My husband says to leave him alone because he himself made noises as a kid while chewing food, and just outgrew it. But I feel like if I ask him to slow down while chewing his food, the noise stops. However, my husband says it sounds like I am picking on him everytime I bring it up at the table, and sometimes my son gets teary eyed. I really am at a loss of what to do now.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Feb. 20, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:49 AM on Feb. 20, 2010
I would talk to his pediatrician. You may want to make sure that he's not having a problem breathing while he is eating. It wouldn't hurt to "google" noises while eating either. Not trying to alarm you, but it wouldn't hurt to check it out.
If he does slow down when he eats and the noises stop, it could be that he is just chewing to fast. Instead of telling him to slow down, maybe take the approach of "Let's Try An Experiment".....and then offer up...."slow down a little" or what do you think would work to help you eat quieter? If he is part of the solution, then he won't feel like he's doing something wrong. Give lots and lots of praise when he does better. Let him pick desert....etc. Good Luck.
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