Im writing in this forum in tears and as a last resort.
I have two children aged 10 and aged 5 both boys, and im having major battles with my eldest. For the last 7 years i have been having constant battles with his eating habit, he will only eat certain foods and wont even contemplate eating anything different saying "i dont like it ".
Also he has mood swings and has what can only be described as a very angry look on his face when hes upset.
He is a very bright boy who excels in maths and has done since he was about 3 year old, also everything has to be in a routine and he hates it when anyones late or he is late for things.
Sometimes he cant seem to understand more than one instruction at a time and also looks at you with a glazed expression on his face. if hes playing computer games or such if hes not winning he will restart the game until he does.
Recently at school he has been getting a bad report from school which he has never had before because he is being to easily led at school. Ive tried talking to him on a one to one basis to get to the bottom of any problems and all i get is a shrug of the shoulders or "i dont know"
Meal times are a constant battle ground because of his refusel to eat different foods, and also for example if he eats say Hot Dogs with buns, he will be there for nearly an hour eating them and he will also roll the bread in between his fingers and stare into space.
Im asking for help or ideas, because its breaking my heart, it seems like im constantly shouting at him, and our house is like a battle ground. My five year old has also picked up on the habit and will now only eat certain foods aswell.
I did have him to the doctor who recommended i speak to the school about a psychologist for him, but im very relutant to start putting labels on him, but if there is a problem i would like to get it sorted before he starts senior school in just over a year.
Im sorry for going on but im at the end of my tether, and dont know what else to do.