It seems that the more we encourage him to eat, the more he pulls back and won’t even try. I think it may be about control, food is something he can control. This concerns me because most eating disorders are about control. I definitely want to avoid that!
Parenting books advise to not feed him “go-to” foods that he’ll eat, because if you wait long enough he’ll get hungry and eventually eat with the family. But when we pursue that direction, his moods become unstable as his blood sugar drops. It just isn’t worth it.
So we decided to back off. I’m not going to encourage him to put something on his plate. Or force him to try things. I’m letting him have all the control and hopefully in time, he’ll decide to eat more.
Have any of you faced this, and if so, what worked?