Have you tried the reward system ?
Small serves of food that your Son likes (can eat) and when he has sat at the table (without your getting upset, fighting ,tug of war) try and keep calm (i know its hard !!!)
but very important that you keep your cool even if you feel like its driving you crazy !! Keep Calm !! is the key. Over reaction sometimes Children ride on that (its the drama side of it
attention . ) try now a different way . It works !! .
1>. Place the small amount of liked food on a small dinner plate
2 ...Say to your Son ..."..I would like you to chew your food slowly and finish your dinner please"
then say "If you finish dinner you will receive a reward card or token (you can make them up yourself . i have posted last year
a post about them . If you like have a look. Up to you.
3. Then Walk away .Do not sit at the table watching he eat , he might play up just to make you upset. Don't forget you are showing a different
way of dealing with it. Then every now and then have a glance to see how he is getting on.
4. After he has finished have a look of what has been eaten and how long it took to eat. Lots of children stuff food in their mouths
and something even when they get to Kinda the problem gets worse ...Not enough time !!! saga's .
5. If he has finished and no reaction (crying and so on) then give an reward card to place onto a reward board. Everyday he can walk past
and see how the cards are display for good behaviour. You should after a few weeks see improvement (not over night) it takes time.
You will be more at ease with the child....this is just the beginning of other issues that will come up and need little systems to cope with.
Kinda Run is another ...."drive you crazy " so look at putting into action now the reward system , expand as you go along. Enough
the little moments together they grow up really quickly then Teenager years " thats another issues and harder to move around.
Sometimes us Mothers need to step back and have time out for 5 mins (drink a glass of water ) walk away rather then fighting
and so with the child. Best for you and best for the child. I have an 10 year old and boy gives me a run for my money .
Lucky he has the reward system since your Sons age and it really works >>>>pocket money help around the house !
Good luck and hope things get better for you... Stay positive . Kind Regards Skatergirl08
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