Today’s mum needs some help with a lunchtime issue – have you any suggestions?
I’m an adoptive mum of a 7 year old boy and his 5 year old sister. My son came to us with quite a bit of baggage which as you all know isn’t uncommon with looked after children. My daughter was pretty much as normal as you could get – easy going, polite, attentive and no emotional or developmental issues.
Fast forward to now…My daughter for the past month now has been doing whatever she can to avoid her sandwiches. It’s gone from just leaving bits – which is absolutely fine, to eating just the bread and not the filling…to just before the Christmas break, telling us she’s eaten her food but to find out she’s binned them and lied about it. Even on days where we’ve asked her what filling she wants, if she hasn’t left it in her lunch box, she’s binned them. Yesterday was the one that really made me furious – she’s thrown them down the toilet & again told us she’s eaten them.
So I could do with advice on what to do as she’s coming home starving and I’m clueless where to go from here?
So how do you stop the lying? How do you make sure your children eat their lunch? What encouragement can this mum offer her daughter?
If you can help, then do leave comments below – you might help someone else too.