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!
It's sadly not teenage attitude. Their brains go all funny and shrink and they revert to toddler levels of self-control and itisnottheirfault or that of their parents (their parents do, however, have to manage it).
let him starve and tbh I had a lazy mare at 15 she would not make herself anything if i was out and come sniffing for food when i came back , I left her to it and she did eventually make herself something, and id limit his xbox time they imo rot the brain
What time would you like supper - don'tknow Is there anything I should get you at M&S - don'tknow Do you need a packed lunch any day next week - don'tknow There is pizza/chocolate cake in the kitchen - sound of elephants hooves in the hall
I also think that they don't experience hunger the same way. DS1 (17) will often come home from college with packed lunch untouched because he was so engrossed with lessons or activities that he forgot to eat. On the other hand he will make and eat a huge bowl of pasta at 3pm for his lunch, eat a family meal with us at 7pm and then graze all evening until cereal for supper at midnight.
Because it's it 4.35pm and he hasn't eaten all day YY. I don't know about anyone else but I haven't lost that maternal need to feed them even though they are both bigger than me.
well dont you think there might be a connection between people making every single meal for their teens and checking 3 times whether they want food and the teens then being unable to feed themselves when they go away from home? i think that's really sad. who wants to raise incapable children? it all seems very enabling to me. fine, if you want your adult dcs to be ever dependant on you but dont whinge about it and call them weird when you've encouraged it.