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9 year old getting fussier

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jollyfrenchy Sun 07-Feb-16 13:59:48

ARGH just had major tantrums from my 9 year old over eating a piece of chicken in breadcrumbs, exactly the same as that she has eaten approx a million times before. Surely they're supposed to get less fussy as they get older not more fussy? I will not let her get away with eating a less and less varied diet but it's ridiculous having this kind of battle over mealtimes that you'd expect from a toddler.

I refuse to constantly throw food away as I hate waste, and I can't do the theory of, "if you don't eat that you get nothing" because I'm really worried about how little she eats in general at the moment eg only ate a bite of her sandwich at lunch then still said she wasn't hungry at teatime.

Quoteunquote Sun 07-Feb-16 17:51:31

Get them involved in cooking it helps them to take control of food.

winchester1 Sun 07-Feb-16 17:58:06

Could she be being bullied for being 'fat' so intentionally eating less (kids can be mean so this could be happening even if she is slim).

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