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From Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 07/28/18 - IP#: 174.239.0.xxx Click here to reply  
Help! I took my son Leo for a physical yesterday and it left me with more questions than answers. Leo is 4'9" and weighs 159.He'so grown 2 inches and put on 84 pounds since last July! The pediatrician said all the lab results show no problems like prediabetes. When I asked her why he's put on so much weight she said he eats too much. Tell me something I didn't already know! She then said it's probably "prepuberty weight gain". I don't know if I can believe this. None of his friends (all the same age and grade in school) are gaining any extra weight at all and all seem to have normal appetites while Leo eats more than I do at every meal. The doctor told Leo to watch how much he eats and sure to exercise but that's something I knew already. Have any of you parents gone through something like this with your child? Any advice? Leo just sat there and didn't say anything. Afterwards we went... (view more)

From Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 07/21/18 - IP#: 174.239.0.xxx Click here to reply  
I'm worried about my son Leo.He was always thin but has been putting on a lot of weight since last Christmas. I'm a single dad and try to have healthy meals with fast food and pizza once in a while. Leo is always hungry now and complains if I don't have enough food for him to eat seconds. We went to the pool today and he's beyond chubby now. Any ideas about how I can help him to not eat so much? For example breakfast this morning for him was a big bowl of cereal,orange juice, and 4 pieces of toast.
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 07/25/18  - IP#: 174.239.4.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 07/24/18  - IP#: 64.65.64.xxx

From Will, Child's Age 11 - 07/19/18 - IP#: 78.148.88.xxx Click here to reply  
I have a problem... my daughter, Evelyn, is obese. She weighs 247 lbs and is 4' 4" do you have any suggestions on helping her lose weight?
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 07/29/18  - IP#: 174.239.6.xxx

From James, Child's Age 15 - 07/14/18 - IP#: 2.96.56.xxx Click here to reply  
My son James is 15 he has put on a lot of weight recently and at the start of his secondary school days he was 87 pounds he was 12 then he is now 5,6 and 169 pounds is he fat I'm not sure
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 14 - 07/25/18  - IP#: 83.131.183.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 07/20/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 14 - 07/17/18  - IP#: 77.18.49.xxx

From Roy, Child's Age 17 - 06/17/18 - IP#: 50.89.194.xxx Click here to reply  
My 17 year old son Benji has gone from a bone thin 5'10 and 160 to 245 pounds in just over a year. Last year (Apr/May 2017), he was on the soccer team and quite athletic with practice and workouts nearly every day. He decided at the end of last year to not continue soccer so he could better his grades in preparation for university.
Fast forward to June of 2018 and he's 245 pounds. I knew he had gained weight, I'm not completely oblivious to the change as gaining 85 pounds in a year is quite a big change to say the least. He outgrew clothes faster (S/28-30 to XL 38-40) than you could ever imagine but he has a job and bought clothes with his own money so I didn't say much of anything.
His appetite has increased but not exponentially so, definitely not enough to gain all this weight just from my food alone. He'll go for seconds at dinner but my food isn't unhealthy - he will load... (view more)

Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 06/26/18  - IP#: 64.65.78.xxx

From Aiysha, Child's Age 11 - 05/27/18 - IP#: 23.81.209.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello, I'm a mother to one wonderful boy and aunt to two nephews. I work after school and my sister-in-law takes my son to her place and looks after him for the evening. She is a bigger lady and her boys are, in my opinion, quite fat. Over the last year my son has put on some weight. I didn't notice it until I was over at her house for a pool party for her youngests birthday. All the boys were in swim shorts and I noticed my son has got fat rolls and little boy boobies just like his cousins. I'm not sure how to approach this with him or my sister-in-law. How do I tell her that her kids are fat and my kid is getting fat from being at her house too? Please help!
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 07/13/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Aiysha, Child's Age 11 - 07/11/18  - IP#: 23.81.209.xxx
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Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 06/16/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Aiysha, Child's Age 11 - 06/16/18  - IP#: 23.81.209.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 06/15/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx

From Lillie, Child's Age 7 - 04/23/18 - IP#: 173.93.158.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi everyone.
So my 7-year old has been under evaluation for about a year for his weight. I can’t specifically remember his height but I know he weights about 70 lbs. So I’m a little worried because we have been taking small steps, like eating better and exercising more, but he missed his last doctors appointment, about 6 months ago, because of some factors in our life, like my husband getting into a car accident and us having no transportation for a while. My son has a doctors appointment next month, and I’m a little worried because there really hasn’t seemed to be much difference in his weight yet. We have started getting more into exercising and coming up with games to get us back into a healthy lifestyle, as we did get out of it for a little while with everything going on. Does anyone have any recommendations in terms of interesting exercise routines or exercise games for a 7-year old boy? Thank you!

From Alice, Child's Age 15 - 04/21/18 - IP#: 68.82.223.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey, I'm very worried about my 15 year old son Jack's weight.
Up until around two years ago Jack was fairly slender. Not a stick figure, but certainly not overweight.
But over the past two years he has put on a considerable amount of weight and is now, as of the doctor's check up yesterday, obese.
He is fairly tall for a 15 year old - 5 foot 10, but weighs 203 pounds. While it was obvious he was overweight this was a shock to me.
I've been worried for his health definitely for the past year. He used to be very active - playing on his school's baseball, soccer, and swim teams since he was little - but as he has gotten larger the physical effort has taken its toll and he quit soccer around six months ago. While he is still on the swim team, technically, he very rarely goes to practice and has only gone to one meet in the past eight months, because having to wear a... (view more)

Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 07/06/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Tom, Child's Age 10 - 04/21/18  - IP#: 73.14.235.xxx

From Ben, Child's Age 11 - 04/09/18 - IP#: 185.153.179.xxx Click here to reply  
My son has always been chubby, I'm not exactly the best role model as I'm overweight, probably a little obese but not massively so. This last year his weight has exploded and I sort of ignored it and thought he'd grow into it and have a growth spurt or something. Still no growth spurt and he has pushed from about 140 lbs to nearly 200 lbs in a year. I'm a single parent and he's a latch key kid. I don't pay a lot of attention to what he's eating or what I'm eating, but still I wasn't expecting to see such a big change. At the doctors there was no pulling punches, I was told flat out he was very obese and his checkup revealed early signs of some health problems. I've no idea where to start with any of this and need some help with turning things around. Help please.
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 07/21/18  - IP#: 174.239.0.xxx
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Reply from Dave, Child's Age 14 - 05/31/18  - IP#: 77.16.210.xxx
Reply from Ben, Child's Age 11 - 04/11/18  - IP#: 185.153.179.xxx
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Reply from Dave, Child's Age 14 - 04/11/18  - IP#: 88.90.61.xxx
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From Charles, Child's Age 16 - 04/07/18 - IP#: 76.90.57.xxx Click here to reply  
Recently my son Zach has been putting on a good amount of weight. He had started lifting in 9th grade and was decently heavy, but it was nearly all muscle. His weight didn't change for a year, but now I've noticed that a decent layer of fat has been building up on him. His eating habits at home haven't changed and we all eat pretty healthy. He started at around 175, but now hes approaching 195. He plays water polo and still goes to the gym, though a little less often than before. But he doesn't seem to know that hes really getting bigger, his shirts that once fit good, now show his belly, and his speedos at polo are looking really tight. Please help
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 07/13/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 14 - 05/31/18  - IP#: 77.16.210.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 05/18/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Charles, Child's Age 16 - 05/06/18  - IP#: 76.90.57.xxx
Reply from Tom, Child's Age 10 - 04/30/18  - IP#: 73.243.147.xxx
Reply from Ben, Child's Age 11 - 04/29/18  - IP#: 185.153.179.xxx
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Reply from Charles, Child's Age 16 - 04/26/18  - IP#: 76.90.57.xxx
Reply from Tom, Child's Age 10 - 04/21/18  - IP#: 73.14.235.xxx

From Hahn, Child's Age 8 - 03/04/18 - IP#: 172.58.137.xxx Click here to reply  
My son Akamu is obese. When I lived in Hawaii, My wife had died while giving birth so it had been my job as a parent to raise my child as healthy and strong as he could possibly get so I watched what he ate. I had taken him Tim to Illinois (where we currently live) but since he was born and taken here, his weight has just exploded! He is roughly 204 lbs but he is only 8! Recently, however, I had been looking through my YouTube history to find a video I had accidentally left, so I went in there and to my surprise, a video titled "tight fit in the tub" was waiting. I had searched even further and found even more videos of this kind of material and I know it sure that the only ones who have access to the iPad and account are me and my son. I don't know if this is what is influencing my son to gain weight, or any other factors. Help?
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 07/13/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
Reply from Hahn, Child's Age 8 - 04/22/18  - IP#: 172.58.140.xxx
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From Janis, Child's Age 12 - 01/19/18 - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx Click here to reply  
I need advice from you parents, please! On Tuesday I called to my son Paul's school to pick him up. He had been in a fight in the lunchroom. The next day we (Paul, myself, and my brother, Paul's uncle) went to meet with the assistant principal. All the boys involved are in 7th grade. There is a bully who made has been making fun of one of Paul's friends (Lane) since Lane transferred to the school last fall. Lane is very fat. The bully (Ricky) makes fun of him and other overweight kids (boys and girls) all the time
We were told by the counselor that on Tuesday (according to witnesses), Lane started to cry because Ricky was so mean. My son Paul stood up and told Ricky to stop. Ricky said "Are you going to make me?". Paul said he would if Ricky punched him first. Ricky did and the two boys ended up wrestling on the lunchroom floor. My son ended up on top. The counselor told us that... (view more)

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From Stacy, Child's Age 9 - 12/12/17 - IP#: 143.85.70.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is 9 4'10" and 157 lbs., he outweighs his 16 y/o brother and is bigger around than my husband. Clothes shopping is a nightmare and he only wears sweats. Any basic activity has him huffing and puffing and he complains it hurts when he does anything active. We've tried many things to change his (and family) eating habits but he just continues to gain. His peds dr isn't too concerned and says he'll grow into it. But it breaks my heart and I lay in bed and cry sometimes because I know he is not happy and he can't keep up with other kids at school or even do basic things like shower and wipe himself appropriately due to his weight. Feeling kinda lost and just looking for support from other parents who are or have dealt with this.
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 13 - 04/20/18  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx
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From Becky, Child's Age 6 - 12/07/17 - IP#: 69.89.103.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is 6 and is 130 lbs. I keep trying to change eating habits and activity levels, but I feel like we are not making any progress. Now Kids are calling him names.
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 12 - 12/08/17  - IP#: 66.91.143.xxx

From Kay, Child's Age 11 - 11/06/17 - IP#: 51.6.60.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter Phoebe is 4ft 7" and her weight is literally off the charts. It can't be displayed on a bmi age percentile growth chart. The doctor says she is in the 100th percentile and has a bmi of 60. She weighs 258lbs. I believe this means she is morbidly obese. She weighs 100lb more than me and I am 4ft taller than her and have an on the cusp of obese with a bmi of 29.8. I don't want my daughter to die before I do.
Reply from Catherine, Child's Age 13 - 12/16/17  - IP#: 192.241.203.xxx
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