adamant girl

Barani - posted on 09/30/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My sis daughter ( 5 years ). She is so adamant n not hearing any of her mothers word, not eating well. Any suggestions to make her good

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American - posted on 09/30/2014

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Choices work real well at that age. two choices for everything. Green beans or corn,blue or red socks,time out or do as asked. be fair and contestant and in a short time it should improve. learn to pick and choose battles.

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Sarah - posted on 09/30/2014

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She is not listening to her mom, and not eating well. Can you be more specific about her attitude with her mother? As far as diet, 5yo can be very picky eaters and can be very stubborn. They also, can seem to survive on hardly anything! If your sister puts a few healthy choices in front of her, she can pick from what is offered, or go without. If she chooses not to eat at mealtime, put the plate away and when she complains she is hungry, put the plate back out. As long as she is healthy in general, she will not starve. It may seem like it, but she will eventually eat. Is it only her mother that she seems to ignore?

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