11 year old son not eating properly

Karen - posted on 01/20/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm worried as my 11 yr old boy will eat chocolate or cakes, which I limit. When I put a healthy meal in front of him or give him a packed lunch for school he eats like a bird and I'm worried

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Jill - posted on 01/21/2015

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Hi Karen,

I am so sorry to hear you are having trouble. Feeding children can be such a challenge. When my daughter was 2, it was a daily battle. She would eat a tiny breakfast, then no lunch, sleep for 3 hours and then fight supper. Needless to say her blood sugar levels were a mess, which is why she was so cranky. We eventually fixed it and now (age 14) she is an excellent eater and very healthy. So is my other daughter (age 13).

Here is a resource you may find helpful. http://www.kidseatgreat.com/ I heard this woman speak at a conference once and she is fantastic.

Also, try EFT tapping to break through some emotional barriers:

Below are some links to some videos to explain how. I taught my girls how to use these skills and we use it on all kinds of issues. There is a bit of a learning curve and some natural resistance at first, but if you stick with it, it is well worth the investment of your time.

EFT Intro: http://www.strictly-stress-management.co... and
EFT Technique: http://www.strictly-stress-management.co...

Good luck!

Cheers,
Jill

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Karen - posted on 01/22/2015

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Thank you Jill for your reply. I will have a look and give it a try.

Cheers!

Karen

Jodi - posted on 01/20/2015

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Stop allowing him to have chocolate and cake until he can also eat his healthy meals. I'mm not suggesting he must eat all of it, but he should be making reasonable attempts to eat his meals.

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