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Food/Eating Problems

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Accommodate Dietary Choices During the Holidays?

Posted on 12/14/2016

Q: My husband and I are looking forward to hosting our children and grandchildren over the Holidays—or were. We were recently informed that our 30-something daughter and two of her children...

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Approaches to Dinner with 4-year-old

Posted on 7/14/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says she doesn’t like it. This has...

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Toddler Throws Food

Posted on 1/29/2017

We love your advice and have been following the "Turning the Terrible Twos Terrific" with our 19 month old son however we have a food thrower. We feed him before we eat, he's at his own toddler...

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Distracted during meals.

Posted on 1/22/2017

We've read the article "Fail-Safe Formula for Getting Kids to Eat Everything". Our 3 year old takes his sweet time eating at every meal, irregardless of consequences, exciting things to do with...

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Fussy Infant

Posted on 11/22/2016

Greetings: We have a fussy 1 month old. He has gained 2 lbs since birth....now weighs 10 lbs. Screams and acts uncomfortable all day and most of night. Breast and bottle feeding, but doesn't...

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5 yo Thief?

Posted on 11/14/2016

Long story as short as possible-- Son (age 5) lost all his Halloween candy the day after Halloween because he left wrappers all over his bedroom. Two days later snuck into his sister's room...

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7 y/o Dinner Woes

Posted on 9/13/2016

I just had it out with my seven-year-old daughter (and I lost my cool, sorry to say). Every night, when we sit down to eat dinner, she does everything she can to avoid eating what I have prepared....

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clarification for overweight 15 year-old boy

Posted on 8/25/2016

I asked a question recently about wanting my child to make better eating choices and choosing to be more active. I failed to mention that he is 15 so I think this might change the answer a little....

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Mom wants overweight boy to make better choices

Posted on 8/24/2016

What can I do to help my overweight child make better eating and exercise choices without damagingnhisnselfnesteem?

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Severe Allergy

Posted on 8/1/2016

My 7-year-old son has a severe life-threatening peanut allergy. He cannot be around people eating peanuts (it's potentially airborne) and he certainly cannot eat food that I did not provide for...

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Little boys crazy for candy!

Posted on 6/27/2016

Is candy making my kids crazy? At our kids' ages, candy seemingly appears out of thin air when we take our children to events, church events particularly. While we are careful to keep them from...

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4 Year Old Eating Problems

Posted on 4/13/2016

My daughter will be 4 in a week and does not want to try new food or eat vegetables at all. It is my fault as I haven't been feeding her the best food up to this point as we're always on the go,...

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