Our expert says:
I can imagine that you must be so worried about your 7-year-old grandson who does not want to eat normal foods. I would recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help you and your grandson through this difficult period. I do think that he is using food as a 'weapon' to get his own way and that you should sit him down and explain that you are not going to give him any sweets, biscuits or junk food as this will "rot his teeth" and that from now on you expect him to behave like a sensible person and to eat the food that you prepare. He may resist, but this is one time when you need to be stronger than he is. Don't give in and don't bribe him either - that gives him even more power to dictate your life.
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