What an Appetite

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20140705_210005 (1)     Today Christian and I are going out to have frozen yogurt. We have a favorite spot that we enjoy going to about 10 minutes from our house. It’s funny….I remember when I couldn’t get Christian to try frozen yogurt let alone much of anything else. The only things he would eat were bananas, hot dogs and brownies. Now he cleans the refrigerator outwith his hardy appetite.

   I had to learn that in order for him to step outside of his routine habit of eating I needed to constantly encourage him to try new things. At first it was difficult because he was so used to eating the same thing all of the time and really didn’t like other food textures. I began putting the new foods up to his mouth and if he wouldn’t take a bite I put a little on his bottom lip. Once he started actually trying things he learned that he liked them and the rest is history.

   As parents of autistic kids we have to introduce them to new things even if they initially resist. Difficult does not mean impossible.

 

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One thought on “What an Appetite

    I Heart Asperger's said:
    August 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Amen! I was thrilled when my son finally tried something as simple as a plain chicken sandwich. I was so happy that I took his picture! Its tricky because you have to be consistent in encouraging them but not seem pushy. The results are awesome though.

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