Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties and the Autism by Brenda Legge

By Brenda Legge

Checking out that your baby has Asperger's Syndrome or Autism could be devastating sufficient, but if you find that she or he will not devour 99.9 in keeping with cent of all foods and drinks within the recognized universe, the joys relatively starts off. This was once the placement the writer came upon herself in a decade in the past whilst her son first took a dislike to take advantage of, after which to nearly another substance she tried to feed him. Her ebook used to be written to reassure different mom and dad that there are numerous humans available in the market within the similar boat, and to signify useful tools of facing the matter. in addition to drawing on her personal event, the writer has spoken to oldsters, little ones, and execs with first-hand wisdom of nutritional problems, and their recommendation and reviews shape a key a part of the e-book.

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How is Alfred’s gastro-enteritis? It’s a wonder any child of his generation got past puberty. 52 CAN’T EAT, WON’T EAT Implied criticism: You’re the author of your own misfortunes and a lousy mother to boot. PTA leading light: I don’t know a single child who doesn’t love my homemade cakes. You do now. You’re feeding him too many convenience foods. Good mothers consult cookbooks and do things the hard way. Suggested response: Implied criticism: Concerned neighbour: I would be really worried if my child ate so little.

We tried this a couple of times but he ended up eating nothing. ’ Possibly a bit more perseverance might have given better results, but this seemingly simple technique is anything but straightforward to implement in some families. Peer pressure It’s widely assumed that picky eaters are influenced by watching other children eat. If they see their peers tucking into a wide selection of foods, they will want to join in, won’t they? The reverse may be the case with children on the autistic spectrum.

Smart-alec friend: Suggested response: Implied criticism: Grandparents: Suggested response: He ate a whole sandwich today at my place. I can’t see what the problem is. Make arrangements for a sleepover at their place in the near future. Catering for your darling at supper and breakfast should remove some of their cockiness. You’re clearly doing something wrong. The boy is perfectly all right with me. In my day, if we didn’t eat what was on our plates for breakfast, it was served up again for dinner, and then again for supper.

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