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From Rachel, Child's Age 13 - 08/12/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child, Natalie, has always been big, but now she is way too big. A few years ago, in 2015, she weighed about 220, which wasn't bad. When the next school year ended all summer long she sat around eating constantly. She woke up and ate a box of frozen waffles and some bacon. She constantly ate Oreos or Twinkies in between breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. She made a few frozen pizzas for herself and her little sister for lunch, which wasn't bad because it was only cheese pizza. Every dinner when I got home from work we had pasta and she always went and had 3 or 4 bowls. In 2016 at her physical I couldn't believe it when the doctor told me she weighed 340 pounds because she wasn't eating as much at most fat people do. I made her lunches all this year. A few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a few beef sticks and couple zebra cakes. Yesterday, we went to get her school physical for ... (view more)
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From Pete, Child's Age 16 - 08/07/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I discovered two years ago that my son, then 13-14 years old, had been looking at "gainer" pages on the net. He has always been bigger, but I think he has deliberately gained weight the last two years. I didn't do much, thought it was a phase, but obviously not. Now with 16, he weighs around 280 lbs and is quite big. I know it isn't possible to "forbid" a 16 year old eating (he will just eat somewhere else), but how should I handle this situation? I'm not really sure. I don't mind him being bigger, but not so big that it'll be a health problem down the road, hopefully. Any tips/ideas on how to handle this?
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From James, Child's Age 17 - 08/06/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone. I need some advice about my son Mav. Pretty much all his life he has been relatively skinny, but since 2017 has started, I have noticed that he has put on some weight. June of 2016, Mav was 5'7 and 150 pounds, and June of 2017 he was 5'8 and 200 pounds. A 50 pound gain in a year. The doctor told me to watch his eating habits and encourage him to exercise more. Recalling the past year, I haven't noticed him eating more at home, and my cooking is very healthy. The only unhealthy food that we will eat is Friday night pizza. My other son, who is 16, will yo-yo between skinny and stocky (for various reasons that I am aware of) but not fat. So I've paid close attention to his eating habits over the summer break and he has not done anything out of the ordinary. However, he's been very lazy and has gained I'd say close to 10-15 pounds in 2 months. He says he's not eating out of... (view more)

From Lori, Child's Age 13 - 07/16/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Need advice, my daughter is 13 and weighs 280. She's always been stout and always been on the heavier side. She is sensitive about it, do I risk making it worse by saying something? Im a big girl at 5'6 and 225 but Im comfortable and healthy, her father has always loved big women and even told me when we first met that i was beautiful but needed to gain weight and i was raised by parents who pushed being skinny, big girl's were ugly. I was 180lbs, size 12 at the time and felt huge and ugly. My ex set a great example that big girls are beautiful and skinny isnt all that. Our only concern was being healthy and confident and she isnt. We divorced 5 years ago and im afraid its traumatized her. Question, she is the middle child and highly sensitive, im afraid i could make it worse but i want to say either own it or fix it. Do I get tough and quit tiptoeing around it? advice?
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From Lori, Child's Age 13 - 07/16/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Need advice, my daughter is 13 and weighs 280. She's always been stout and always been on the heavier side. She is sensitive about it, do I risk making it worse worse

From Amy, Child's Age 12 - 07/15/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Please give me some advice, my daughter is 12 years old, 4'11 and weighs 130 pounds!! I need her to lose at least 20, she is so unhappy with her body and wants to lose weight. I want her to lose weight too. Can someone please help I have no idea what to do!

From Amy, Child's Age 13 - 06/19/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughters weight is out of control, at just 13 she weighs 297 pounds. She is constantly eating and does no exercise. I have no idea what to do, someone please help me!
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From Janis, Child's Age 12 - 06/06/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
After only a week of football practice, my son Paul was injured last Saturday. He ended up with a broken knee and other injuries. He was operated on and will have to remain off his leg for 8 weeks. Heʻs very depressed and discouraged. Iʻm unhappy for him and sad because he actually lost a couple of pounds during his first week of practice (the first time heʻs lost weight---two years ago he gained 33 pounds in 2 months and went from thin to obese and developed a huge appetite and itʻs been a struggle for me to keep his weight under control ever since). My sister-in-law and nephew spend all day with Paul while Iʻm at work. Heʻs supposed to use crutches but heʻs having a tough time getting used to them.
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From Janis, Child's Age 12 - 05/02/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I need some advice from parents whose sons have played football. My son came home from school today and told me that the football coach for the 7th grade football team wants him to play next school year (he's finishing 6th grade now. He's tall and heavy for his age (over 5'4" and 161 pounds). He's been in swimming, which has helped him control his weight gain (he has a huge appetite). What will the effects of football be? Can anyone tell me if you think he should stay in swimming or play football? Thanks.
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From Jim, Child's Age 13 - 04/07/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is only 13 and she weighs 220 but is only 5 feet 2 inches. Her belly jiggles like jelly whenever she walks and when she wears her bikini to the pool, her belly and legs jiggle like crazy too so it is hard for her to play and swim. It is hard for her to stand up whenever she is sitting down and we have weighed her every night since she was 10 and she has gained 100 pounds since then. She eats about 5 full meals a day not including snacks. Any advice?
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From Janis, Child's Age 12 - 03/31/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
We are making progress with my son Paul. During the past month he only gained 2 pounds. Having him join the local Swim Club at the Boys and Girls Club has been a good experience for him. In the past year he grew 5 inches taller but gained 84 pounds, so this past month's 2 pound gain is great improvement. It's been a struggle but it seems to be working. Parents: don't give up!

From Gina, Child's Age 12 - 03/21/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello, I am very disappointed in my daughters, 10 and 12. My 10 year old is 4'11 and 385 and my 12 year old is 5'5 and 350. They are not very active at all. They just sit and home and eat food. They need me to write notes for them to skip gym class. I always get dirty looks when I pick them up from school. They've told me they wanted to do nothing but eat. They've been sneaking snacks into their rooms. My 10 year old can't see her feet or even fit in the tub. Please reply I need to know what I should start doing.
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From Danielle, Child's Age 13 - 03/11/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 13 year old daughter has been gaining a lot of weight this school year. She came into 7th grade at 5 foot 3 and 225 pounds and now she has gained an extreme amount more. Myself and my younger daughter (4'11 110) have been watching her. We weigh her every night and last night she was 325. We've gotten calls from the school about her size. She's been eating meals constantly. She makes her own meals (which might not be the best thing.) She eats about 5 eggo waffles a morning with her sister. She packs two lunches filled with fatty snacks around the house. She's having trouble walking and I've noticed on weekends she usually just sits on her bed the whole day on her phone and eating her sweets. I've discovered a stash of zebra cakes, honey buns and brownies under pillow. She's been taking the food in the cabinets and keeping them for herself. I feel like if she keeps eating more she won't... (view more)
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From Martha, Child's Age 11 - 03/09/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 5 ft 4 and weighs 290+ pounds she use to weigh 302, and im proud. But i wanna help her weight plz help!!

From Geni, Child's Age 19 - 01/24/17 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 19 , lives in an apartment at college . He is about 5,11 and weighs about 250.he has always been overweight. He says he wants to lose weight, but I feel nothing ever changes! I tried everything when he was home... personal trainer , gym etc. I feel so helpless!! I know he would be so much happier and confident! He's so handsome!!! What can I do??? It is taking over my life!

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