I'm in need of advice on what to do with my 3 year old. She is ALWAYS wanting something to eat. When I say always, I mean always! We can sit down and have a full meal where she cleans her plate and 10 minutes later she is asking for a snack. It kind of scares me. The dr has not offered any helpful insight and its difficult for me to find a good pediatrician. (we live in a very small town and the closest 'big' place is 50 miles in either direction). Our dr has just told me to let her eat because she is 'catching up'. My daughter was born at 29 weeks and is at the lower end of things for height and weight.
My husband and I are both at a loss. He grew up with the rule that you ate when you were called to the table and that was it and I grew up not having many food related rules. (Which is probably why I'm struggling with weight now)
A normal day for my kids is to eat breakfast around 8, a snack around 10, dinner at noon, a snack around 3 and supper at 6.
I just don't know what exactly to do. I don't really think its constructive to future behavior or a good lesson to let her eat all day long.