Molly - posted on 03/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 12 year old girl who has ADHD. She takes focalin and it is pretty effective. We've had issues with impulsivity but something new has come up. She will eat off of other people's plates but not her own. If her 2 year old sister leaves food left over she will eat it off of her plate rather than her own. My two year old will put food in her mouth and if it's too hot, she takes too much or whatever she'll spit it back on her plate. Why would my 12 year old want to eat spitty food over the same thing that's on her plate sans spit? She's also been going to the kitchen and getting whatever she wants to eat without asking. We have had a rule in our house that if it's not a meal time you have to ask. She has done well with that for the last 3 years until now. We do not limit the amount of food she eats, just the quality. What is going on? Anyone else having this problem?