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How to handle kid's picky eating?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: 8 yr old will not eat any fruit or veg. She is very sensitive to a lot of things, clothes, noise, light, etc. She will only eat pasta, cheese, sweets, and sometimes an egg. Very stubborn.
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Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Gradual counselling required

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear
Welcome to the HCM.
Children are quite choosy with the food. There habits are changed now.
Gentle explanation and counselling will help for coming back to the track.
Since parent make the desired things available easily on their demand. So they know that if they throw little tantrum parent will quickly provide the eatable as they demand. In this way they start blackmailing the parents. And their this habit gradually increases.
Please take the help clinical counselor. The Counselor will help in explaining the things easily can make her to eat some different food also.
Hope the query is answered.
Please feel free for the further clarification.
Thanks

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Brief Answer: Gradual counselling required Detailed Answer: Hi Dear Welcome to the HCM. Children are quite choosy with the food. There habits are changed now. Gentle explanation and counselling will help for coming back to the track. Since parent make the desired things available easily on their demand. So they know that if they throw little tantrum parent will quickly provide the eatable as they demand. In this way they start blackmailing the parents. And their this habit gradually increases. Please take the help clinical counselor. The Counselor will help in explaining the things easily can make her to eat some different food also. Hope the query is answered. Please feel free for the further clarification. Thanks