how to make kid eat on his own

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sonysehgal 2013-05-28 15:39:12

 

my son is 4 and half...he eats well if i feed but if i leave on him he doesnt...before few months he was eating roti roll, small dhosa etc dry stuff by his hands but now all d time he s asking me to feed him...not only eating, i see lazyness charactiristic in him in other things also... he is active in playing,drawing,cycling etc but when matter comes of some small works like collecting his toys,books,crayons,game accesaories from floor and keep in bag or box etc he s not ready...tried multiple ways to motivate him....

for eating, different recipes,shapes,smilys....different plates etc....

for other works, team work, competeing and let him winning,encouraging and appriciating....

but it works for 1-2 days then again things r at its place...

pls guide...



aanchal 2013-05-28 18:36:38

 

when the external pressure to do something is too much, children lose their inner motivation to do it. it's not laziness.

needing help in eating AFTER self-help eating skills had been established may be indicative of

  • some inner turmoil, coz of which the child loses the acquired skills
  • attention seeking behavior (feeding makes you sit with him, doesnt it?)
  • loss of appetite/taste
  • something else

find out how his school is going on. find out how his friend circle is treating him. find out if one of his friends has had a sibling. when was the last time you dewormed him?

timer-method works better than a nagging-parent. put the timer on and tell him that if he finishes the task before the timer goes buzzzzz, he gets a star in his star-chart. if he collects certain number of stars, reward him with a pre-decided treat (like a trip to a garden, an extra hald-hour of TV, an hour at games arcade in the mall...gift need not be materialistic).

this should help.

 

sonysehgal 2013-05-28 19:57:33

 

hmmm....thanks....wl try to follow as u suggest...

 

sonysehgal 2013-05-28 20:01:27

 

but f v don insist on things wat they don do, i mean to teach them correct things methods n displine...how to do so??? f v want to teach smthing n f they don learn, pressure gets generated automatically...

 

 

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