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Old 05-28-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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food control of a 13 year old

My son is 13 and has food allegies.
He's been educated on what to eat and not eat. And how straying from his diet can make him feel bad. My wife wants to still control what he eats. I say it's time to let him makeup his own mind. and let him be. I don't want this control thing turn into an eating disorder when he's older. I'm looking for some feedback.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

Yes, 13 is old enough to start watching out for his own allergies. Are they life-threatening? Or just unpleasant? In either case, the sooner he can learn to protect himself, the safer he will be.

 
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

not life threatning. thanks

 
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

I agree. He'll eventually get tired of the side effects and maybe even embarrassed in front of his friends. He'll be compliant when he's ready to...and all her "oversight" won't change that and will only make him rebel.

 
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

thanks.Yeh you are RIGHT on about his friends,and side effects. When his mom is not around he eats donnuts and pizza BIG cheats. He never used to attack those foods like he does NOW prior to the food alergie diet. What you can't have is what you want the most.
But he needs to make the connections for himself to really make changes.

 
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

Donnuts!! Yes he is old enough to make up his own mind to become a diabetic, let him suffer, You can always say I told you so.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

At 13 he still sounds too young to be making all the decisions
about the right foods to eat. I think your wife is right. You and
she should still play a major role in helping him maintain a good
diet. Teenage boys are notorious for not eating the best foods
for their still growing bodies. I don´t think your son will develop
an eating disorder because your wife wants to pick out his food
for him, unless she´s overbearing about it, in which case isn´t
good for anybody involved.

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Old 06-11-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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Re: food control of a 13 year old

It is really bad news that in the age of 13 he have to diet in food for allergies.

But it is the question of his life so he have to maintain it. After maintaining few

years i think it will be lass.

 
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