Re: bad eating manners..
yes, its not just your son. my daughter is 6 years old and prefers to eat with her hands rather than utensils. i have read numerous times that this could be a sensory issue - they like to feel the food before eating it. my daughter usually rolls the food in her hands before putting it in her mouth. i think its because if she doesnt like the feeling of it in her hands, she knows she wont like the feeling of it in her mouth. and yes, she makes a huge mess doing this. i really dont have any answers either, probably because i've gotten used to her eating habits and it doesnt bother me very much.