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Garibay Soup: I got my picky eater to eat asparagus

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I got my picky eater to eat asparagus

It's Works for me Wednesday over at Kristen's blog. I LOVE going through all of the posts of things that work for other moms. I'm constantly changing the way I do things, because let's face it.... I'm still learning. I think I'll have things down a little bit more when Ella gets older since I'm using Jayden as my own personal guinea pig. Great mom... I know.

So, Jayden is EXTREMELY picky. Beyond picky. We've actually sought out the help of doctors and have come to the realization that there's actually a pretty big problem here. We think he has a sensory problem, and he can't handle certain textures, smells and all that. So, we don't force food on him, because we like to enjoy our dinner without watching our 7 year old son throw up everything we're eating on his plate.

I came up with a plan and all on my own this time. Well, it wasn't rocket science, but it definitely is working, and nothing else in the past has.

I printed out a simple chart off of word. It has 25 squares, and every time he tries something new without throwing up he gets a sticker. If he actually eats it all he gets 2. Once he fills up that chart, he gets to pick out a Wii or Xbox game. That was all the motivation I've needed.

My kid ate asparagus, people! This is huge.

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Blogger Jen said...

Congratulations! This is huge success for him and for you!


(I've had to write this comment 3x, so sorry if all of a sudden it shows up that many times, it said error every time!)

May 26, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

What a smart Mommy! I'll have to try this. My son is THE pickiest eater EVER!

May 27, 2009 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Erin @ Closing Time said...

Congrats! That is a major victory!!

May 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Kathi. said...

that's great!! Congrats!!! and your hart idea is grand!!! :) that's awesome!

May 29, 2009 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Dena Rooney-Berg (SugarShop) said...

OOOOMMMGGG, I am so going to do this I thought I was the only one with a kid that would actually throw up. I never thought of extra stickers for not throwing up (i know that part is all in his head). Thanks for sharing!

June 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

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