Ours is 6yo, almost 7. He's not extremely active though so I don't want to be overfeeding him, because he's the kind of kid who will eat a lot, not because he's hungry but because something just "tastes good." Or for example, he'll conveniently be full of his dinner, but then say he wants dessert - which he often won't get.
Is there more of a "set age" when boys generally start to get into the "nothing-fills-me-up" stage so I have an idea when to expect this, and not have to guess if he's just saying he's hungry to get something more of what he likes, rather than is hungry enough to need. (The best way to counteract this with him for right now is, if he says he's still hungry and I think he's just trying to get more of the "junkier" foods, I'll offer him fresh veggies, which he likes, but I know he won't eat more of if he's not really hungry.)
Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on May. 7, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by ohwrite at 11:08 PM on May. 7, 2010
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Answer by MamiJaAyla at 10:35 AM on May. 9, 2010
Answer by missanc at 8:26 PM on May. 9, 2010
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