Okay... My son is almost 9 years old. He used to eat anything and everything we put in front of him, but all of a sudden, he is telling us he doesn't like things that he loved just last week! I personally feel like he is saying he doesn't like things, just because he doesn't want it at that moment. For example... I make a sausage, egg, and potato scramble for breakfast from time to time... I made it about 2 weeks ago, and just this morning... 2 weeks ago, he said he didn't like it anymore, but this morning, he gobbled up two servings of it! I just don't get it. If we tell him eat it or starve, he chooses to starve. Basically, what it comes down to is that he would rather eat junk, or he wants me to be a short order cook... How do I get him to eat what I make? I don't make anything he DOESN'T like..
I think his grandparents ruined him... Long story short, he is technically my step son, but his mom hasn't been in the picture since he was 10 months old. I didn't come into the picture until he was 6. Before that, my in laws helped dh out a lot with DS. He stayed over at their house quite a bit. To this day, when he stays over there, they let him have whatever he wants, whenever he wants it. If he wants mcdonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... that's what they do. If he wants nothing but goldfish and icecream all day, they let him. He doesn't go over there NEARLY as much, now that I am here, but he is becoming TOO picky. He gets sick a lot, because he doesn't get the right amount of vitamins he needs, since he refuses to eat... I thought this was TODDLER behavior... not 9 year old behavior... He does take daily vitamins to help with that, but it's not helping much.
Please no bashing... I really don't know what to do here..