How can I make my 13 year old doughter to eat breakfast?

@tinakm (19)
February 28, 2008 8:33am CST
Please can someone help me. Each morning is a war with my doughter and her breakfast, she donĀ“t have time, she is not hungry and so on.... How can I motivate her to eat.... The dinner at home is no problem but I know she is not always eat lunch at school........ She always talk about how she look and how her body look..... She is a normal girl, lite tall and absolutely not fat, Please tell me what to do.......
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@Fishmomma (11390)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I would suggest having her select food at the grocery store that she will eat for breakfast. Many times teenagers just don't like our choices for breakfast. My daughter is always worried about weight, so usually eats fruit and oatmeal for breakfast. She won't eat anything high in fat and calories.
@tinakm (19)
28 Feb 08
I have tried that she bougt some cherios but wont eat when she is going to school..... At weekends sometimes she can eat but not all the time....
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
28 Feb 08
First of all, stop arguing with her over food. I know you want her to eat well to be healthy, but fighting with her will only make her more determined not to eat! Does she not eat because she thinks she is too heavy? I know there are ways to deal with this but I don't know much about that subject, maybe another poster will have some experience in this matter and be able to give you some advice. Most girls her age are worried about their looks, and all the skinny models on TV don't help matters any. It could be that she just doesn't have an appetite in the morning, I know I don't get hungry for a few hours. If she is not obsessed with trying to lose weight, just let her eat as she wants, and try to keep healthy snacks around for when she does want to eat.
• India
28 Feb 08
lure her with something she likes very much.ask her to have breakfast if she wants it.
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@tinakm (19)
28 Feb 08
Thanks I will try that. I allways have fruit at home and I know she eats that......
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