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    Stacey Irvine, 17, collapses after eating only McDonald's chicken nuggets since age 2 | Mail Online
    The story really makes me sad and I feel bad for Stacey. I can't find any information about the situation updated from January 2012. Does anybody know what's happened since? Is she getting better?
    If the link doesn't work, a google search should easily give you the story.
    There probably are people who die every year from malnutrition because they are dangeriously picky eaters. But Stacey looks like a normal teenage girl, except she has dark bags under her eyes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anticorncob28 View Post
    Stacey Irvine, 17, collapses after eating only McDonald's chicken nuggets since age 2 | Mail Online
    The story really makes me sad and I feel bad for Stacey. I can't find any information about the situation updated from January 2012. Does anybody know what's happened since? Is she getting better?
    If the link doesn't work, a google search should easily give you the story.
    There probably are people who die every year from malnutrition because they are dangeriously picky eaters. But Stacey looks like a normal teenage girl, except she has dark bags under her eyes.
    I don't. Anyone that silly deserves what they get. What the fuck were her parents playing at, all these years? Morons.


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    I find the story fairly unbelievable.
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    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    I find the story fairly unbelievable.
    The Daily Mail is not known for its reliability, so it is likely there is hyperbole for the entertainment value. It seems utterly ridiculous to me, the parents should be fined for abuse.
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    I don't find it unbelievable. She's obviously stubborn - like she's maintained this 2 year old toddler preference with toddler style persistence. But her parents?

    With a child like this it's obviously very hard, but adults really do have the upper hand if only they know how to use it. Though some children really are impossible. (A friend's 13 year old child resisted doing school homework - to the point that she did detention every single lunch time for several months for her refusal to do one page of work, or a single maths problem, at home for the whole of that academic year.)

    Peanut butter sandwiches were the obsession for a few weeks for one of ours when she was a toddler, but it only lasted for a while. And we were, by the standards of all the families we knew, the strictest and the most authoritative on just about everything. Our kids ate and enjoyed everything from broccoli to everythinginthepot soup through to home made birthday cake. Our basic rule for our own behaviour was that we never said no unless we were ready, willing and able to maintain it for the hours of fuss and bother it might set off.

    My niece has done the same with her kids. If they don't want to eat something that's been served, the inflexible household rule is that they must eat one forkful/mouthful before they leave the rest if they still don't like it. And this has some backing from science. It takes approximately 17 (not sure of the number) tries before people get used to the tastes of new foods.

    I'm absolutely amazed that these parents didn't get some medical advice or a referral to a dietitian who could teach them some sensible management techniques for such a child. Let's face it, you could allow this kid to have one meal every day of her preference so long as she ate other things at other times. To eat virtually nothing else is a failure all round.
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    If yelling in a super scary voice doesn't scare the chilld into doing what you want, what will?
    Stacey's mother says she tried everything. A few times, she told her child that she will not give her anymore nuggets until she eats a few more things. And she ended up starving her child.
    I don't know why but I don't feel anger toward the people who are saying that Stacey deserved it, like exchemist. I really feel sorry for her. Nobody seems to be saying what happened to her, and I haven't read anywhere that Stacey Irvine is dead. So I assume she is still alive and doing somewhat decent. I doubt she's healthy, but if I'm right, she isn't in danger of her life anymore.
    The most intense part is seeing pictures. They show pictures of a girl who is literally made out of air, water (or whatever she drinks), and McDonald's chicken nuggets. And those three things somehow kept all her body parts working.
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    If yelling in a super scary voice doesn't scare the chilld into doing what you want, what will?
    We didn't yell. We didn't smack. Our children knew beyond question that we said what we meant and we meant what we said.

    They knew that their father would drive away and leave them behind if they faffed about getting ready to go to school or anywhere (fortunately I never had to do that one, I'm not sure if I could when the younger one was only 5. He only drove around the block and came back to pick them up, but they'd had the shock of being left behind). They also knew that I would walk away from a full trolley in the supermarket that had taken half an hour to collect if they acted up - because I had done it. I only had to do it once. They also knew that if we promised them some kind of treat or reward, that we'd deliver. We always delivered.

    My own view is that yelling and smacking tell kids that they've found a chink in parental armour. Once you've gone that far, what more can you do?

    If these people weren't coping with one of the central issues in child raising/ behaviour management, they had ten years or so to get some professional help with it. And they didn't. Knowing the child's preference, a competent parent could turn it into an evening meal reward for drinking milk/eating fruit/eating any other foods during the day. Though in this case, they should have started right from the toddler stage. The older you start, the more relentless and patient you have to be, which is a fair burden if you've never before thought about being persistent and/or consistent.
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    If you just search on "stacey irvine" You get a lot of choices to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    I find the story fairly unbelievable.
    Wouldn't surprise me. A woman at the school my wife went to ended up in the ER with bleeding gums, bruising and joint pain. Took them a week to figure it out - she had scurvy. She'd eaten nothing but Ramen noodles for months to save money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    I find the story fairly unbelievable.
    Wouldn't surprise me. A woman at the school my wife went to ended up in the ER with bleeding gums, bruising and joint pain. Took them a week to figure it out - she had scurvy. She'd eaten nothing but Ramen noodles for months to save money.
    There's a big difference between a few months on a Ramon Noodles diet and 15 years of McD's chicken nuggets diet. I don't think anyone could possibly live for 15 years on chicken nuggets only. So without a more realistic assessment of her real diet, I'm just not going to believe it's possible.
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    I've had nothing but beer since age two!
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    I think she looks great. She's not overweight in the images. I live less than 10 miles from Castle Vale in Birmingham, so I'll look out for her.

    More disturbing a few days ago was the case of an 11 year old boy with a BMI of 41.8, who likes broccoli.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1820725
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    I live less than 10 miles from Castle Vale in Birmingham, so I'll look out for her.
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