Examples of Hypersensitivity
* Sight: Bothered by bright lights
* Sounds: Showing great discomfort to loud noises such as fireworks, movies, or parades. Or easily distracted by sounds.
* Taste: Easily gags due to texture or tastes. A "picky" eater.
* Touch: Does not like touch (especially when unexpected). May be sensitive to textures or different fabrics.
* Smells: Avoids the meat aisle in the grocery store (too stinky). Detects odors that others may not even notice.
Right now the biggest challenge involved (along with my son's fear of the rain) is they are both picky eaters... My daughter love pasta, but my son does not, the boy wont even eat mac-n-cheese. What kid doesn't like mac-n-cheese!?
They wont eat vegetables or meat other than chicken nuggets and sometimes hot-dogs (do hot-dogs even count as meat?). There are very few meals I can get them both to eat...
Its really frustrating. There are a few different fruits I can get them both to eat. If its crackers or goldfish my son is happy. But its a struggle to get him to eat anything with real sustenance and nutritional value. If I give him something new he doesn't even want to try it. He has literally gagged on foods.
It's such a constant struggle. I worry about them both not getting the nutrition they need, but I cant force feed them. With my daughter, who's 8, I can at least bribe/barter/convince her to eat/try things. But my son is only 4, it doesn't work on him.
My daughter is very Hyperactive and the therapist has suggested I try doing the Gluten Free diet to see if it helps. But with them both being so picky, that would require taking out most of their favorite foods... I wonder if there are Gluten Free Goldfish? LOL!
With all the difficulty in doing a Gluten Free diet there is no guarantee it will help.