Our expert says:
What you're describing isn't so much insecurity as being rather obsessional and fussy. A child shrink would be able to help you devise a program to convert him back to eating and enjoying whatever is served to him. The clinginess does sound more insecure, and maybe you're right that both reflect a reluctance to change or do anything outtside a strict routine. YOu can, rather than attempting to stop him sticking to his favourite odd menu, try to get him to rather add a litle normal food to it, having a chart on which he earns star points for each mouthful of normal food he eats as well as his chosen diet, and every so many stars can earn him something he really likes and wants. Every meal where he refuses to add anything normal to his meal, he'd lose a star.
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