My eight year old takes an hour to eat dinner

Catherine - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




We have all left the table while she sits and plays with her food. We have tried everything from setting a timer to sending to her to bed early without dinner, to no dessert,nothing works. She is underweight and Im having to take her to a specialist because my ex thinks Im not feeding her. Help!!


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Bonnie - posted on 04/12/2012




Well sending her to bed with no dinner, being that she is underweight is probably not good. Taking her to a specialist is probably a good idea to get down to the bottom of it. Has she told you why she doesn't want to eat? Is she just a picky eater? I don't actually know how much she is eating, but because of the fact she is underweight, she won't be able to put away as much as the average child.

Katherine - posted on 04/11/2012




Well, is there anything she LIKES to eat? Seeing a specialist isn't such a bad idea...

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