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danahalverson
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Registered: ‎10-22-2013
Re: My 4 year old son will not eat - almost anything, we have tried everything, every kind of food t

I think it is normal for 4 year olds to try to use their independence.  Have you tried letting him prepare a portion of the meal or even helping serve the meal?  Setting out the silverware or scooping out the food onto plates?  He might take pride in helping and that might take the focus off of him not wanting to eat.  There are some nights that before my son (almost 4) and daughter (5yo) even take 1 bite they as how many bites they have to take to be done.  It is a little disheartening but I start out with 5 a number they can relate to and normally they eat more than that anyway.  Good Luck!