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CARRIE and DH 7/14/07
I am not saying that this family should not be investigated, [/QUOTE]
I did not respond because I am not interested in the back and forth. I never said CPS should not be involved, but that the child should not be removed from the home unless other problems were found. You did bring up removing a child from the home.[/QUOTE]
seriously? That was to Carrie, about extreme cases and precedent for removing obese children. NOT about this Kid. its downright lying of you to take statements out of context- stop it. Seriously frustrating.
We went through something like this recently with Weston. I can't honestly say he has ever happily eaten almost anything, the way Tiven does, but he would usually at least try most everything. Suddenly he wanted nothing but macaroni & cheese. I think it was because one of his friends at preschool said something when Weston wouldn't eat pepperoni pizza. For about two weeks, he refused to eat almost everything except a breakfast bar in the morning, and he demanded macaroni & cheese for lunch & dinner, which we did NOT give in to. Our normal routine of saying, "Have three bites and then you can have fruit, yogurt, cold cereal, cheese stick, etc." wasn't working because all he wanted was mac & cheese. It was crazy.
We talked to him about how his taste buds are growing up just like the rest of his body and like his brain, and how taste buds have to be exercised just like his body and brain. (He's big on brain-related things right now.) So we encouraged him to exercise his taste buds, by trying things he thought he didn't like again & again, because you don't do one jumping jack and call it done for the rest of your life, and we encouraged him to see if his taste buds were growing, see if they might like this food now. He's not quite back to where he was a month ago, but at least most meals he's eating at least most of, and he's no longer demanding mac & cheese every lunch & dinner.
If we had made no progress, we planned to consult his pediatrician for testing to see if there was something physical, emotional, or mental going on. That's the biggest thing I fault the parents on, not doing *anything* for so many *years* while also giving in to the demand for chicken nuggets.
David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!