I was a single mom and so I would make food that I knew she would eat to make life easier on me since I worked full time and went to school full time. Getting ready was always an issue but not too bad. Then I got married, had a baby, and new dad moved in. Now I have help so I am expanding the food I make and she is now refusing to eat what I give her, especially the veggies. Some nights and mornings she will not eat and go to bed or school without food. She will also take forever to do something: ex. get ready for school. Some mornings she will take 20 mins to brush her teeth or take 30 mins to get dressed. It is so difficult in the morning to not only get myself and the baby ready but now I have to hover over her like a helicopter to make sure she does what shes suppose to do. Is this just a power struggle and attention seeking? How do I get her to eat?Answer Question
Answer by Jaxsmommy09 at 6:49 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 7:19 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
I think this is an age thing. My 6 year old does the same thing, and it drives me nuts. I wake her up 10 - 15 minutes earlier than she has to get up. Then I don't let her come out of her room until she is dressed. She will hurry up if she has to use the bathroom. Also, if she takes too long, more than 5 minutes, I will pick out her clothes. She HATES this. As far as breakfast, I will let her choose a few things that she likes to eat. This makes her more willing to hurry up and eat something. Then she has to go brush her teeth. We don't allow a lot of tv in our house, so I will let her watch some tv if she hurries up and get ready. Since I've started doing this, she has been getting to school early. As far as eating at home, make something you know she will eat as a side dish. I make macaroni and cheese, potatoes, veggies I know they'll eat. Etc, etc. Good luck. It does not get easier.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 11:13 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by Proverbs_31 at 11:16 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by buzymamaof3 at 10:27 AM on Feb. 9, 2011