Can my parents force me to eat food
|Can parents force children to eat what they want them to eat even if it’s making them malnourished or effecting their social life|
Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex,
It’s great that you’re reaching out to us with your question. Your concerns are valid, and it’s important to talk about them.
Parents play a crucial role in a child’s life, including their diet and social development. However, it’s essential to strike a balance between what parents want their children to eat and the child’s well-being. Forcing a child to eat specific foods, especially if it’s causing malnourishment can be harmful.
Here is a guide to healthy eating, which includes guidance on the importance of following a balanced diet www2.hse.ie/living-well/healthy-eating/.
Remember, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. The Childline Team is here for you, 24/7. You can call us at freephone 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us online at www.Childline.ie (just click on the orange Live Chat tab). We are dedicated to supporting you and exploring your options, ensuring you never feel alone in difficult times. Stay strong, and don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you need support.
Take care of yourself,