suggestion please

Sharmasrilaksmi - posted on 10/05/2016 ( 10 moms have responded )

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hello all,
upto 3yrs of age, i have fed my son. but recently he saw a young kid being fed by her mom and he is expecting the same from me.even after explaining that its not good for him, he is not listening. he's 4.5 yrs now

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Michelle - posted on 10/09/2016

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No sarcasm here either.
Your job is to raise an independent child into adulthood and if you keep doing things for him then he won't learn. You fed him until he was 3, that's a lot older than most children. My kids were feeding themselves (or trying to) from 12 months, even younger.
You tell him that's he's a big boy and can feed himself, no discussion needed.

Sarah - posted on 10/09/2016

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If he is hungry, he will pick up the food and eat it; otherwise he can go without. No sarcasm intended

Ev - posted on 10/09/2016

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It is not that we are being sarcastic about this. But we have either all raised our kids to adulthood or have kids a lot older than yours and have been there. You being the parent need to remind him he is old enough to do things for himself at this age. Just because another parent feeds their kids does no mean he gets to have the same thing himself.

Sharmasrilaksmi - posted on 10/09/2016

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my son is not physically or mentally challanged. Its only that he saw a woman feeding her kid and he expressed his concern over it. I don think that he is subnormal. this was the 1st time it happened like this. I think it happens with kids at times like this.
i did not expect some community members to give their opinions with such level of sarcasm.

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2016

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Why would you feed your child until the age of 3?
Do you really want to raise a "Mummy's Boy" that can't do anything for himself? He will then expect his wife to do everything for him and will never be independent.

Ev - posted on 10/08/2016

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Really! At 4.5 years of age, a child should be more than able to feed themselves and do a lot of other things on their own such as getting dressed, brushing teeth, cleaning up after themselves but most importantly feeding self and drinking from a glass by self.

Michelle - posted on 10/07/2016

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I agree with Jodi, why would you even discuss it?
He either feeds himself or he goes hungry, simple.

Jodi - posted on 10/05/2016

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So he can go hungry! Stop feeding him. Stop talking to him about it. He can learn through your actions that you are NOT going to feed him.

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