My 6yr old neice is obsessed with food and always needs to be touching people
08/14/2011 at 08:29 AM

I have a neice who is 6 and is OBSESSED with food. she is constantly asking when we will be eating, what we'll be eating, and asks for thirds and even fourths at meal times. she is not significantly overweight but she is definitely on her way. Not only is she addicted to food but she always needs to be touching someone; hugging, sitting in your lap, hanging from your arm, or laying next to you on the couch. she has two younger siblings who dont display either of these behaviors. any idea what could be causing them? my husband and i were thinking sexual abuse but we have no proof or a real basis to know for sure. please help.