I have cut off my son from food. He is almost 5 and always hungry. This morning he has had a banana, a jar of yogurt (I make my own), and a breakfast burrito. When I handed him the breakfast burrito he stood up, jumped on the bench for our table he always gets in trouble for doing, and YELLS at me "that's not enough! I need more in it and milk too!" with an angry look on his face.
Umm... no way are you speaking to me like that. No milk and no more food until lunch! I NEVER get a "thank you" when I give him food anymore. It's always "I need something to go with this!" or "I need this too." or "but that's not enough!" Sometimes he will eat one of the things I give him then tell me he "needs something to go with this."
Yeah, normally I just take his plate away for 5 minutes but today I'm cutting him off!
So now he is moping on the floor while my 2 year old happily drinks her milk and eats her eggs.
Oh the joys of being a mom.
*update* It worked! He no longer yells at me for more food. He's back to asking nicely and saying "thank you" when I give him some. And it's not about him thanking me because it's some privelege he is getting food. Of course it's our job to feed him! However, in our family we thank others for doing their part. If hubby gets me a glass of water I will thank him and if ds cleans his room quickly I will thank him. Hubby often thanks me for making dinner even though I'm a SAHM and he spends all day at work. It's just the way our family is. He went from saying "thank you" every time I handed him food to screaming "that's not enough!" and that was the issue, the screaming.