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  • Posted By: sweetheart28
  • June 25, 2008
  • 07:17 PM

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.

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  • You need to ask the doctor if he is autistic, along with getting the school to evaluate him. You need to ask. Watch "Super Nanny" for everything you need to do at home. Who's in charge in your home with the menu/groceries? Don't buy the garbage. Period.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • You need to ask the doctor if he is autistic, along with getting the school to evaluate him. You need to ask. Watch "Super Nanny" for everything you need to do at home. Who's in charge in your home with the menu/groceries? Don't buy the garbage. Period. I agree with controling the food in your house - especially sodas and processed foods. Keep these things out of the house. Remain calm when you make a meal for your son and don't get upset if he refuses to eat, but don't offer him other choices like snacks later one. You son sounds like he has major nutritional deficiencies. B12 deficiency can cause anger and mental/emotional problems. Also EFA's - Omega 3-6-9 fish oils and such - are essential, meaning we NEED them and can only get them from diet. I'd have your son tested for b12 def using a urine MMA test. Also consider giving him a good children's DHA/EFA supplement, along with a multivitamin. Look for a good holistic doc to help with your son. I would avoid a psychiatrist as they will only prescribe nasty ADD/ADHD drugs and not correct the problem. Please please research the nutritional deficiency angle. Visit www.1stholistic.com and look up deficiencies and their symptoms - very helpful. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thankyou for all you replies, Once again last night was another battle to get him to eat something different, but ive think ive made a break through, we sat down calmly whilst he was at dinner and he told me he was frightened the food was going to make him be sick if he ate it. So first thing next week im going to take him back to the doctor and try and get him some sort of help. I agree with the lack of vitamins in his diet as he has terrible eczema on his feet. Im very wary of labels being put on him but it does seem to me like he has got a phobia of hot food because he will sit there and not eat until his food has gone cold, so im going to try and get to the bottom of this.
    sweetheart28 1 Replies Flag this Response
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