I respectfully and strongly disagree with this tip. By saying no consistently and NEVER giving in when it’s not a scheduled food time (i.e. meal or snack time), our PWS daughter rarely asks for food outside of those times, and stress has reduced as a result. In my experience, my tip would be “Never Say Yes — to unscheduled food”.
Posted on June 12th, 2010 at 11:11 am
I also have to disagree with “Never Say No” theory. We have scheduled eating times, however sometimes the kids (1 PWS) eat before us. My son is usually good about it, but on occassion he has asked for a “taste”of our food and at first it was okay, but he now thinks he can always get more food. So I would recommend being STRONG and saying “No, you have finished your snack/dinner/lunch”. I am concerned that he will continually beg for food, apart from the normal “I’m hungry” mode.
Posted on February 11th, 2011 at 5:17 am
I try to say no in a positive way…. I tell our two year old that yes you can have your apples when the timer goes off, even if it will be hours away. We set a timer for all meals for him!