Stressful ParentingSo everyone knows kids are picky eaters (weather you have them or not, it's safe to say that it's common knowledge) Well I have come to learn this week that there is a difference between picky eaters and problem eaters. Let me explain it like this: you don't like peas (and honestly, does anyone really?) Well a picky eater, if gone a day or two without eating, will eat those peas to keep from starving. A problem eater, will starve themselves before touching those peas.
And guess what is common amung children with autism? Problem eaters. Since I'm sure that most all of you who read this don't have kids, I'm not sure you can fully understand the stress of knowing that your child will literally starve themselves before eating something they don't like. I mean at this point getting his fruits and vegetables and vitamins doesn't even crack the top feeding concerns anymore.
Sorry, it's been stressful and I hope this will explain why I seem 'short' with people and will apologize in advance if I do.