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Poor growth, constipation and irritability could point to Celiac disease. It sometimes takes years to reach a level of advancement where it can be detected in blood tests. Even if he has tested negative in the past, it may be worth requesting at each yearly check up. It took over a decade for my diagnosis, because my doctors were busy trying to treat each ...


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I exhibited similar behaviour at around the same age and my mum discovered the problem was related to food additives which at the time were in everything imaginable (and quite a lot of stuff you didn't expect like peas). We have the E-Numbers system here (UK) which classifies food additives and labelling laws which state they must be listed where used. ...


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The entire family is suffering here; you have my sympathy. Raising a temperamental child is difficult, but you can change things. This has been going on for a long time now, and it will be very difficult to correct the dynamics without a lot of help and support. I have a few recommendations, but you might need professional help from a family therapist if you ...


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It's great that you are discussing behavior and offering rewards, but at his age, the consequence for his actions needs to be immediate or he will not adjust his behavior. Have you ever heard of "Love and Logic"? It is a parenting program that I've found very useful with my own temper-prone child. Here are the basics: Understand that children learn how to ...


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It looks like you have 2 issues: 1) Food 2) Behavior I think it might be helpful for you to separate the 2 issues in your mind and in you actions. Maybe you can work on one at a time? 1) For the food issue, does his pediatrician say he is not growing as he needs to? If not, then every recommendation I have heard says to let kids be in charge of how ...



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