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The good and bad news is that this is something that will almost surely pass on it's own with time. Your son is using throwing food on the floor as a way to initiate the "are you done?" interaction with you. This may be because he believes it's the right or best way to communicate this (it's been working for him so far) or because even though he ...


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Offer your child a variety of food, mostly healthy. Do not limit the amount of healthy food. Restrictive feeding of children by parents is associated with eating in the absence of hunger (inability to self-regulate), a known risk factor for obesity (Johnson & Birch, 1994, Birch et al., 2003). Keep track of where your child is on the growth curve in terms ...


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I think your question, as worded, is too broad and will likely get closed. However, I will give my 2 cents as kindly as possible. First, your daughter is now an adult. You cannot force her to go to therapy. And the more you try to force her, the less likely she is to be willing to go and the less likely therapy will be effective if she does unwillingly go....


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At some point kids have to eat what the family eats. That doesn't mean you can't have them try various foods. Culture is also in the meals you cook and that's what you transmit to your child. I don't think you should promote specific foods though, but definitely you should try things that you make yourself which are offbeat. That said, don't make 1 meal for ...


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Use the Kazdin method (Kazdin & Rotella, 2013): Identify the desired (positive) behavior. In your case, it is eating without throwing food. That's what you are trying to increase. Praise the desired behavior. From "Summer Review – Praise", by Alan E. Kazdin, http://alankazdin.com/summer-review-praise/ : Be specific – tell the child exactly ...


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I am an old fashioned mother. Do you like your food cold? We learn from the time we are born. When I was a baby my milk was always warm. As I matured all meals were warm. Warming was a sign of love. A small baby should be given the benefit of having a warm bottle and not a cold icy drink. Warmth is associated with love.


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