eating problems
10/04/2011 at 13:37 PM

to any one who can help. I have a five year old girl who refuses to eat. she has a g-tube we feed her threw throughout the night and once during the afternoon. the problem is we cannot get her to eat anything by mouth. we have tried numerous bribes and countless dinners completly stressed out. we have tried junk food of every kind money, stickers,toys and nothing seems to work. this is not something that is recent it has been this way her whole life. we are losing our patients can anyone help us please!!

I would 'isolate' the others from the children. Arrange for your time with the girls so that they go home to their mom's at night, and take any job you can find. If the girls ask why they don't get as much affection, say it is just hard to have extra people in the house. I can't imagine a house big enough for a mom, 5 kids, and 3 grandkids.

Has your niece lived with your mom long? Does she have a father and mother in her life? It could be that your mom sees that your niece needs her more--your children do have a father and mother.


I agree- get them out of the environment.


All three of my children are barely given the time of day. I have a younger sister with 2 boys who are devoted on, I also have a younger brother who has a boy and a girl, the boy was devoted on till my sister had her first boy, then my brother's son was totally ignored.
I have 3 children, an 18 year old daughter, a 16 year old son and a 2 month old son. The problem lies with my mother and her husband. She always had an excuse every time we asked her to visit but she always found time for my siblings children.