Right so here we have a child (3rd of 6) who flatly refuses to eat what most people class as a proper dinner, i.e. meat/poultry/fish with veg. He has been like this for well over a year now and I'm at my wits end. I keep getting told not to worry as he is still eating food. He used to eat the meat with mash potato but now has got to the stage where he won't even do that. He will eat things like baked beans in tomato sauce so I thought "Hey I'll try putting tomato sauce on his dinner". You've guessed it, that failed. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thank you in advance.Answer Question
Answer by Jademom07 at 2:41 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by tommy_mommy at 2:43 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:45 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
So you have 6 children and the 5 yr old is the 3rd. Probably he feels this is the only way he can get your attention. This is the only special way he can be or get something special. Don't give him anything other than your other children. If he is hungry he will eat it. You can tell him, if he doesn't eat his dinner he can't have anything else (no treats, no anything). You can tell to him, this is the dinner, nothing else. So if he doesn't eat and he will be hungry later, he still can come down and finish his dinner (you can put it in the fridge and heat it up when he find out that really nothing else just that food. I would sit down with him and talk about being special or get special things in the family is not getting special food. It means that you spend some more time together.
Answer by adriennfaklya at 2:47 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by micheledo at 2:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
2. Tell him, if he needs different food than the others, you have to cook more so you loose free time to spend with him. So if he would just eat his dinner like the others, you could finish with the cooking and cleaning up quickly so you could spend the more time with him to do something before going to the bed. He is seeking attention. If he show him, he can get that special attention without being tough or picky than he won't make scenes over the food. I know it is not easy. But you don't have to play too long. If he will see you mean it what you say to him than he will change.
Answer by adriennfaklya at 2:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
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