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Typical 15yr old, obsessed with computer games. Gets up and immediately goes on pc (during weekends and holidays - has tried this on school mornings and had short shrift).
When I'm working I leave before he's up, it's obvious to me that he's not had breakfast or lunch when I get home. He says he's not hungry, but I suspect he eats his selection box chocolate whilst at the pc.
I don't mind him being on the pc, he's out of trouble and I know where he is etc, but I'm getting fed up with him not eating!
my children participate in about 60% of the meals that are made when they are at home. they are 3 and 7. 7 year old can make quite a few simple meals without any help apart from reminders to check the oven. 3 year old, as i said, can make sandwiches and use the toaster.
i'm not being smug and judgy. i'm saying what my dcs can do and saying that there is no reason teenagers cant make themselves simple snacks or meals. there is no need to be babying teenagers. it wont help them learn to feed themselves will it?
DD (8) is wildly more competent than the DSSs, who are like overgrown toddlers ie they have little self-control and need someone with high standards and who they are a bit afraid in the background in order to behave themselves...