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Old 10-13-2012, 06:53 PM
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Default Somethings gotta give (morgan and eating)

For about the last 2 months getting him to eat a meal in one place without being policed has been a nightmare. They eat at their own table these days since I still havent decided on a big table I want and I usually dont get to eat until Jeremy gets home. He got to pick it out, he picks out his dinner, he picks out his plate and spoon (not that he uses the spoon). He throws a fit if I force him to sit in one place (like full on sensory issue tantrum). We borrowed a full size folding table from a friend and ate a family dinner there one night to see if that changed anything and even eating at the same table he acted that way and pissed Savannah off because she had to be in her swing/bouncer and it was just hell.

If hes not doing that hes pouring his drink on his or Bevs plate unless I put it in a sippy cup. I just want ONE night of not telling him to sit down and eat or dont spill your drink, or the million things I have to tell him to get him to eat and thats IF he eats.

Im just worn out just from THIS fight with him. He hasnt seen a therapist yet because lets face it we are in S. Ga nothing happens here in a decent time frame.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:57 PM
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Ugh that sounds like a nightmare. The only way I got my kids to sit for meals (Chris really, Lisa never had an issue) was to remove his plate and say he was done because he got up. Tips helps also though, if he leaves the table his food will usually get snarfed in 2 seconds.

We used sippies until the kids were 3 or something, or it was a disaster.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:59 PM
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Briggs does this too. I'm in a managment stage with him as I am totally clueless on what to do. I have the mind set of "pick the hill I want to die on"... so Briggs simply doesn't sit at the table. I put food for him in a container on his toy kitchen. Maybe not the finest parenting strategy but it gets us through the date with one less meltdown.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:01 PM
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Hes fine with a regular cup when its not meal time so we are thinking its the stress of sitting down and eating. Weve tried the taking his plate away and his tantrums got worse because he is hungry and just ugh. He REALLY needs to get into a Autism therapist but Im dealing with Babies Cant Wait and they only come to my area once a week and hes low on the totem pole because hes so young "its not a big deal yet" then on top of it the process is just we had to fill out paper work, then they need to meet him, THEN they send him a hour away for a eval, THEN they decide who will work for us/him and FINALLY after all that we can start with a therapist.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:02 PM
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Briggs does this too. I'm in a managment stage with him as I am totally clueless on what to do. I have the mind set of "pick the hill I want to die on"... so Briggs simply doesn't sit at the table. I put food for him in a container on his toy kitchen. Maybe not the finest parenting strategy but it gets us through the date with one less meltdown.
It wouldnt be so bad for us if he didnt end up dropping most of it and we have thick carpet Thankfully the new place we are moving into has a screened in porch so I might let him lose out there to eat
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Briggs dumps his cup everywhere too. Our boys sound so similar. Vent to me if oyu need to. I may not have suggestions but I understand. <3
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Yeah he probably reacts differently to everything. Is he too old for Early Intervention? Not that it would help with this problem but maybe they could give some hints.
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Briggs dumps his cup everywhere too. Our boys sound so similar. Vent to me if oyu need to. I may not have suggestions but I understand. <3
i know mama <3 Thanks. Our boys are lucky to have mamas that arent neat freaks
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My carpet has had everything you can imagine on it. We had to invest in a carpet cleaner but there are stains that will probably not go away...
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Yeah he probably reacts differently to everything. Is he too old for Early Intervention? Not that it would help with this problem but maybe they could give some hints.
Thats what we are in the middle of getting him into but I live in S. GA the town Im closest too doesnt even have a dr that works with Autism. On top of that the only "group therapy" they have you have to pay for a dr visit to a specialist or get insurance to pay for it. Well the insurance wont pay for it until he gets a evaluation. The dr wont evaluate him this young with him being a referall from EI
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