There is no denying it now. My 6yr old is Binge eating. I am in tears over this. I have always had body image issues and emotionally eat. So I have gone out of my way to keep my kids healthy and a healthy weight. I maybe big but they have always been slim. My son however has gone from size 4 last summer to a size 8/10 husky this summer. I serve meals filled with veggies, fruit, lean meats and whole grains often. I also allow treats. I just try to limit them to when we do something special like movies, the beach and holidays etc. during the day they get natural popcorn, yogurts and cheese sticks kinda snacks. HOWEVER I am finding empty food containers everywhere. Our new low is jars of peanut butter under the bed, empty creamer containers, baking chip bags discarded. I asked him very gently why they are there and he said, he was hungry. I noticed his scared behavior and just hugged him and ran here to project my fear! I have no way to lock up all our food and think that isn't the answer anyways. My son hasn't been diagnosed yet but I think maybe Atypical Autistic. High functioning but very emotionally charged and directed. He has a lot of fears. He doesn't handle change well and is very much compulsive. He likes to be active and often struggles to stop doing something that is fun. He loves electronics but it activates stiming (jumping in his case) and he acts almost agitated and flustered when you (force him) get him off. Now I allow this loved activity in only very short bursts to help him to keep control. He sneaks doing everything I don't want him to do and getting him to work on letters, numbers, or any type of academics are no goes. I have been reminding him almost every day that it is almost time to go back to school. He just gets all upset and tells me he wont go. I have learned not to fuss and make a big deal of stuff like this and the behavior will quickly dissipate (I have no way to homeschool him). I am only reminding him to help him come to terms. He doesn't handle stores so shopping together has been in small busts online but offers no excitement at the upcoming school year. I have decided that letting him eat at school is a bad idea. He doesn't do well with chocolate (of course it is the only milk he drinks at school) and when offered junk will eat and eat it. I have been Paleo myself and think maybe a trial run in this for him will help out. Maybe he isn't getting the fats he needs or something. I just don't know. I am working on getting him into see a behavioral pediatrician ASAP. Meanwhile, I am overwhelmed and feel like there has to be something I can do besides sit around and wait. Any Ideas???????