mrigsby Posted January 23, 2010 Report Share Posted January 23, 2010 Just wondering, has anyone else had a child to have a compulsion with eating? I know my son will be 13 in March and it is normal at this age for them to have a big appetite. However, he is litterally obsessed with food right now. He wants to stick something in his face constantly. Example: This evening when he came home from school, he put his bookbag in his room and went straight to the fridge and got a soda. Then to the cabinet and got a snack cake. Not 5 minutes later he was eating cheese nabs. I told him I had spagetti on and it would be ready in a few minutes. When I gave him the spagetti he handed me the cheese nabs back. My husband will not eat spagetti, he had salsberry steak and mashed potatoes. Before you couldnot have made Harley eat salsberry steak. Anyways as soon as he finished his bowl of spagetti he asked his dad if he could have some salsberry steak and mashed potatoes. When he finished this he got a bottle of water and drank it straight down. About 10 minutes later he eat a cup of apple sauce and grabbed a banana off the table. All of this was between 4 and 6 this evening. When he got the banana I dared him to get anything else for a while. I told him his belly needed a break. At 6:40 he was back in the kitchen, got another water and a pack of peanutbutter and chees crackers. I told him he wasn't allowed to have anything else tonight. Of course he tried and I made him stop. But if he could have snuck and got something he would have. This has been going on for the last few months. If I buy snack packs of candy bars, I have to put them up and give them to him one at a time, because he will grab the whole pack and run to his room and set and eat everyone of them. I couldn't tell you how many empty cracker wrappers and candy wrappers I have found stuffed away in his room. And if he's not eating, he wants to be drinking something. I know he is growing. Grew 3 inches in the last 5 months, but he also put on 20 pounds in the last 5 months. Has anyone else seen this compulsion out of there child.? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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