Category Archives: Eating

I can’t get my toddler to eat without sitting her in front of the TV.

Lately I have only been able to get my toddler to eat her meals in the highchair if she is watching a TV show. I don’t want her in the habit of watching TV every time she eats, but when … Continue reading

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200th Ask Dr. Pat Blog! – A thought on Eating Together

Eating as a Family People often ask how they can maintain a strong relationship with kids throughout their lives, perhaps especially during the difficult teenage years. There is no magic answer, no golden rule, all families have a different dynamic. … Continue reading

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How can I stop my son from throwing his food on the floor?

My 17-month-old son is constantly throwing his food on the floor during meal times. He understands the word ‘no,‘ but he thinks it’s really funny and it seems like he’s testing me to see what I’ll do after he throws … Continue reading

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What can I do about my daughter being a very picky eater?

My question is in regards to my eight-year-old daughter. She is very limited in the foods that she will eat and she is very unwilling to try anything new. She has been like this since about the age of one … Continue reading

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I think my teenage daughter has an eating disorder.

My 14-year-old daughter seems to be suffering from an eating disorder. Weight is a big factor for her and she feels that she is overweight. She is constantly looking in the mirror and I have caught her measuring herself on … Continue reading

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Can you explain why you never mention diet as a cause of behavior problems?

Can you explain to me why you never once, in all the instances of parents asking about behavior issues in their children, mention diet? Many of the symptoms of ADHD can be caused by exposure to all of the dyes, … Continue reading

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How can I help my granddaughter?

My five-year-old granddaughter has always been a picky eater. However now she will not eat much of anything at home. She will eat certain things here. Her parents are both drug addicts and her home life is terrible. I realize … Continue reading

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How can I tell if my thirteen-year-old daughter is bulimic?

How can I tell if my thirteen-year-old daughter is bulimic? When I ask her, she denies it. Bulimia is an eating disorder. The other major eating disorder is anorexia nervosa. The major issue with bulimia is binge eating and purging. … Continue reading

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