She has started throwing her food on the floor, walls, as far as she can get it. What's going on?
I know that her father tries to force feed her but things are completely different here at home...she decides if she wants to eat, how much she wants to eat, and what on her plate (or in the fridge) she wants to eat. I get the whole setting up an eating disorder thing (control) and am (I hope) doing my best to let her set the pace.
But this past weekend she has started hurling her food across the room. It's around either not liking it or when she is finished and doesn't want it anymore. I've reminded her to use her words and her signs to tell me instead of the toss. I've explained to her that food is for eating not thowing. I need some help here. The last two nights I've spent peeling food off the walls and having to do major clean up on the floors (covered with rice and fish.)
Has anyone else experienced this? Dear old Dad sees no problem force feeding her at a frenzied speed (his Dad did this to him and he now equates it with love, his father had to eat this way when he was young because he was in war time in Greece and food was scarce.)