My son has a problem with eating. He can eat all the junk like KFC, McDonald's, or rice and sweet yogurt, but starts crying when I ask him to eat more healthy food, or when I ban his TV or iPad.

Part of the problem I feel is I live with my wife's brother and one was/is very demanding with what he thinks is right and that might have attributed to my son's diet. I am visiting my family after 7 years and no one except my mom had met my son, he is almost 6.

Since I have been here, I am hearing, "he is skinny" (have his blood test), "he looks depressed", "he is too suppressed", "you guys have pressured him much", etc.

I start to feel like a bad parent, but what can I do to make my son eat more as mentioned? He cries every time we tell him to eat or just want to eat junk food.

  • 1
    What culture is this? Is your son within normal weight ranges?
    – nick012000
    Oct 25, 2021 at 7:27
  • Do you consider rice a junk food?
    – Enguroo
    Oct 26, 2021 at 4:09
  • Is your son "meeting milestones" (i.e. developing normally for his age)?
    – Pam
    Oct 26, 2021 at 22:05


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.