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I eat breakfast every day.Heeeeeellllooooooo
is there anybody in here?
I need some opinions & I know there are always a ton of differing views round this place.
So, my lil miss is a month away from turning 14 & she is slim built (like me) and my mother & her other grandma (technically an aunty, but the kids call her grandma) have really ramped up these past few months on what she does & does not eat. I've told my own mother off, to leave her alone, she is fine etc etc . This is a text from my mother...………… " She hasn't had anything to eat all day and has only had two mouthfuls of fluid. I just worry she'll collapse one day and end up in hospital on a drip. Just letting you know but don't tell her I texted you or she'll be mad at me"...…….. She sent this at 12.20pm, hardly even lunch time!!!!
The other one is sneeking extra food onto her plate & forcing her to eat big breakfast. My lil miss won't let me sort this g'ma out at this stage. We did agree that I'd tell the grandma that she had eaten breaky already (even though I know that's a lie)
So what I want to know is, how many here actually eat breakfast?? and how many parents would force breakfast into their teenagers?
I grew up with warped views (my mothers issues) and I swore I wouldn't do that to my kids. Now I guess I'm 2nd guessing what the fuck is normal & what isn't. When I talk with my miss (and her lil bro too, cos I know they are messing with his image too) I just say it's pretty simple, eat when you are hungry and don't eat when you are not. You are perfectly fine & exactly how you're meant to be. We know you best & we aren't concerened (we meaning me & her dad).
Help me y'all....................
When my son was growing up we would eat breakfast together while sitting at the table, during that time the seed was planted that breakfast is an important meal, it breaks the fast from your nights sleep blah blah. Simple choices were offered in the forms of scrambled eggs or cereal. When he got to high school it was always a must, not exactly forced more a habit.
That said as a grown man he no longer eats breakfast and he survives.
No child with a healthy relationship with food will ever die malnourished in Australia. A doctor once told me that when I was certain my two year old chubba wasn’t eating enough to survive. Like others have said, just keep an eye to make sure her relationship with food is healthy.
Its important to remember you get to choose what you make “issues”. You can’t control or change x2 grandmas and the way they think, but control how you respond to it. Rather than make it an issue, you could make it a private joke telling your girl you feel per pain as they followed you with a piece of toast and a handful of muesli while screaming “eat EATTTTTT” when you were a kid too. They mean well. Be good to both look into the science of what the body needs to function and develop too ie sugar, protein carbs etc.