My oldest has asd and adhd, he is on an adhd med that makes his appetite nonexistent (but it's the only one that works without increasing his stimming). He's lost 4 lbs in 2 weeks and subsists seemingly solely on apples! He won't sit at the table to eat (granted we've not been consistent about it, but we're moving back in with my parents soon and eating a family meal at the table together is a big deal to them). He won't even eat his favorite foods except apples. He will eat 5 or more a day.
My almost 3 year old is not adhd but is also refusing to eat. I think he's getting it from the older one though.
What I want: Everyone at the table for 10-20 min at least. Everyone trying at least 1 bite of everything.
Is that too much to ask?
But how do I accomplish it without coercion, threats of spanking, punishment, etc when he will happily not eat anything?