my 7 yr old grandson refuses to eat!! Oh, he will eat all the peanut butter sandwiches you give him, or applesauce, maybe a chicken nugget or two, of course he will eat anything sweet!! Poptarts, etc, but, when it comes to real food, hamburgers, hot dogs,(cooked on the grill), chili soup, any thing meat, he gags if you even ask him to just take one bite!! He says he doesn't like whatever you give him, unless its a sweet or peanut butter sandwich. I have asked him if he is doing this for attention, and he told me yes!! He is really thin, pale, and is moppey most the time. What can be done?? His parents have done different things to get him to eat, but to no avail. He has 2 younger sisters and 3 older soon to be step-brothers. They all eat normally, but, lately the youngest girl who is 3, is copying his bad behavior, refusing to eat too!! Their mother says they learned this from their father, who she is no longer with. What do you suggest anyone??View Thread
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