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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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My 10-years-old grandson is 130 lbs. How can I make his parents understand this is a serious problem?

My grandson is 10 years old and weighs 130 lbs. What can I do to make his parents understand that this is a serious problem? They are separated and do not speak without fighting. Try having a chat with whichever … Continue reading

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Our four-year-old daughter will not do what she is asked.

My four-year-old daughter is driving us crazy! She is generally well behaved, and we do not have complaints from our childcare provider. She is normally very sweet and sensitive but when she doesn’t want to do something, she WON’T do it. Every weekend … 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 know Christmas should be a happy time but it fills me with dread.

I know I should be looking forward to Christmas with my husband and children. My son (age 1) and daughter (age 4) are very excited about Christmas but I just think of Christmas with dread. I had a difficult childhood … 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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My grandson won’t, or can’t, swallow solid food.

My grandson is almost four-years-old and won’t or can’t swallow solid food. He is living off bottled liquid nutrition, he will suck on food but then spits it out. He has been to a swallowing disorder clinic but so far … 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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