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Old 07-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: Stealing food & becoming obese

Have you looked into food addiction? Between the food stealing and lying about everything else, it sounds like compulsive behavior (addiction-related or otherwise) and it may require counseling to make any headway.

For what it's worth, if I shopped for a month at a time everything "good" (i.e. easy and tasty) would be gone in the first week. But I have 6 kids, and they are like locusts. However, they can resist if they are told some things are off limits. Could you try shopping for a week at a time? Or using locks but not on everything, just on the stuff you don't want him to eat THAT DAY? That age is when some kids start having growth spurts and being hungry all the time, but this sounds more extreme than that.
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