To an extent, yes. I won't deny him food if he's hungry, but I will tell him, "no more chicken, fill up on veggies", "you can wait 30 minutes until dinner", or "only fruit for a snack right now". I don't want him to feel deprived, but he's not at the age where he understands that 3 tbsp of veggies and 12 oz of meat is NOT healthy. Less meat, more veggies. No you can't eat 50 crackers for a snack, take 10 crackers and a piece of fruit. Don't eat the whole bag of goldfish. Save some food so everyone can have second/we can have leftovers. He's never been a big eater but this recent growth spurt...yowza!
Shauna, mom to Adrian, 8 and Charlie