my six year old boy won't eat!

Julie - posted on 11/29/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is six years old and only has about five foods he will eat, and will never try new ones!! Any suggestions?

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Ev - posted on 11/29/2014

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What is this really about? About him just not willing to try things or you giving in to what he wants to eat? Does he have a sensory issue to certain textures, smells and tastes? What is he eating now?

I can answer him not being willing to try things or from the fact that you might have given in to get him to eat anything. If you have given in on his eating habits then you have to change it. Take away the junk, do not eat fast foods no more, and offer healthy choices such as veggies, fruits, grains, and proteins. Do not bend to his not wanting to eat them. He has to learn that as the parent you are in charge.

As for the sensory issue to textures, smells, or tastes, take him to be checked by his doctor. And also if he is not eating willingly take him to his doctor if its not just because he does not want to eat this good thing but that junk.

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