DS is a terrible eater at home. He'll snack, and he'll eat anything that's in nugget form, but try and get him to eat dinner with us and it just doesn't happen. For example, tonight I made a mexican turkey casserole- should have been fine for him- meat, cheese, corn, refried beans, crumbled chips. Some lettuce on top. He ate three bites, and I know he was hungry because he asked to eat about 20 minutes before dinner.
I have decided since day one NOT to make meals a battleground. I can't force him to eat. So I work hard not to get into a power struggle over it and just let it go if he doesn't eat, or eat well.
So why is it that when DS spent the night with his grandma and grandpa last night, he ate like a horse?!?!? For breakfast this morning he had 2 scrambled eggs with cheese, half of a hot dog, prunes and raisins, and yogurt.
I forget everything she said he ate last night, but I know she mentioned soup, macaroni and cheese, and 2-3 other things.
DS goes to daycare every day and everyday his note comes home and it says he eats very well. When I told them at conferences that he doesn't eat well at home, they were shocked.
It bothers me. What's can I do?