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From Kelly, Child's Age 15 - 05/15/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, I'm posting this to see if any parents have any helpful suggestions to help me get my daughter motivated to get healthy and lose weight. She is a beautiful girl and has a heart of gold. She is 5'2" tall and I suspect about 190lbs. She loves to eat but is very lazy. She plays a couple of sports throughout the week, but they are only for an hour each. She loves to go but is there more for the social aspect then the exercise itself. We have had many talks on eating healthy and getting fit. We encourage her, have tried to motivate her, even with a rewards system... New wardrobe, money etc but nothing seems to work. I've offered to join the gym with her, boot camp etc. I've even tried to scare her with the health risks... Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. She seems to get excited, motivated, then within a day or to isn't interested.
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From Holly, Child's Age 11 - 05/01/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My husband and I do shared parenting with his ex-wife. The 11 year old weighs 140 lbs. I have been privately trying to tell my husband and his ex to control her eating. when she is at my house she eats good, but her dad lets her eat as much as him or more. which I try to control but it is a losing battle. when she is at her moms (who is very over weight) she eats all she wants, when she wants, as much as she wants. I try saying stuff but his ex-wife and she gets soooooooooo mad. I try talking to my step-daughter casually about it but she just pretends to care then turns around and eats! I also know that when I do cut out soda, limit candy and ice cream she goes to her moms and makes up lost time. Once her mom told me that she lets her eat a whole bag of chips and drinks a 2 liter of pop in one sitting. she seen the look on my face and rudely asked what should she do then, I replied how... (view more)
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From Jane, Child's Age 17 - 04/26/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is overweight. Her belly is 38 inches around and stretch marked. Her belly is round like a pot belly instead of flabby. She doesn't exercise. Worried she might already be developing heart disease. What do I do?
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From Evette, Child's Age 16 - 04/12/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I know it says I'm the parent, but the sixteen-year-old is actually me, and mg name is Evette. I'm fifteen, 5'2", and 137 pounds. I've always liked to thinknof myself as a pretty girls, but is it possible to be pretty AND fat at the same time??? I don't think so. My Dad says he's embarassed to be my father because I'm so fat. He says he's ashamed that I'm going to the college he wen to. He says things like "your arm looks as big as my thigh!" And "you look like you weigh 150 pounds. I want to change, but I eat for comfort and when I'm afraid. Help!
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From Diana, Child's Age 15 - 04/07/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have to resort to making my 15 year old daughter stop eating completely. I am out of things to do. I make her excersize, she only eats healthy foods, but she just keeps getting fatter! When she was 10 she weighed 147, that's more than me! Ever year she gains more and more, this year, we went to the doctor 1 week ago for her yearly check up and she was a whopping 267 and only 5"2!!! She is huge, and honestly it disgusts me. I make her run, but she can't go far. I also made her take the stairs at the place we went to yesterday and after only two flights she had to sit down. I am disgusted with her body, what she looks like, and her huge weight.
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From Lisa, Child's Age 13 - 04/07/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter Sydney is 13, she is 5"4 and weighs in at about 160 pounds. She is active and has a lot of muscle but her stomach and breast (middle) area is VERY large. She is a bridesmaid in my sister, her aunts wedding that's coming up this September and we just did dress measurements, she came out to be a size 27 so we have to get her dress somewhere else because the bridal shop everyone else is getting theirs from does not carry that size. She wears size women's 24 pants, but they are way to tight on her, creating red marks and when she wears them you can clearly see the bulge of fat that shows through her triple x-l women's shirt. She wears a 42-DD but it is also, tight on her. Because of her depression with all of this, I simply can not get her to stop eating. No, I'm not a horrible mother, I don't want her to stop eating, but she needs to stop shoveling it in. I buy less food, and... (view more)
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From Sharon, Child's Age 12 - 02/24/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello, I'm having trouble discussing with my child about her weight problems. Any ideas on how too start a conversation.
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From Taylor, Child's Age 16 - 02/10/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have 3 beautiful children who are all overweight. I would like to help them lose weight, but how can I help them when I can't help myself? I can barely do my everyday tasks without getting winded and gasping for air. Last year we had to get a 1st floor apartment due to me not being able to climb the stairs anymore. I don't know what to do anymore!

From Natille, Child's Age 14 - 02/06/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi I'm Natille and I have four daughters that are all very overweight. My 11 year old is the biggest she is 4'9 138lb, shortly followed by my 14 year old standing in at 5'2 151lb. My 13 year old is 5'2 as well but only 133lb. My 16 year old is the skinniest but is still very fat, she is 5'3 127lb. I don't know what to do they are all so heavy. I feel like I've failed as a mother
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From Alexis, Child's Age 13 - 01/19/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter, Alexis 13, (Yes, we have the same name) is on this website a lot and I hear she's been telling kids about why they should get big like her? It can't be healthy and no matter what I try to do she still finds ways to get bigger. I think she enjoys being huge! Help please!

From Stacy, Child's Age 12 - 01/05/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 5'5 or 5'6 and is tall for her age and weighs 110lbs. I know that's supposed to be skinny but she has a little flab hanging around her belly. Is it extra skin or is she overweight? Are there any exercises to get rid of the fat?
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From Alison, Child's Age 16 - 01/03/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Sorry for the double post,but I was wondering if anyone has experience with their child holding their belly?? My daughter holds her belly when she walks because her weight is carried there. She says its heavy and it helps to hold it. When she lays on her side she says she is uncomfortable with the way the fat rolls lay and overlap. She is also not used to her large bust size yet. Suggestions to make 282 pounds more comfortable?
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From Alison, Child's Age 16 - 01/03/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
How do your kids wear their pants? Over or under their belly? Its harder to find bigger pants that fit over,but she says it's uncomfortable to let it hang over. When she wears them over though the pants dig in and create rolls over the top. They leave red marks,so I don't think that looks comfortable either. Which way do your kids wear them? She is also insecure with her bra creating "back fat" where her fat on her back bulges over the top and bottom of the bra. Suggestions to help that?
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From Joanne, Child's Age 11 - 10/30/13 - IP#: Click here to reply  
So I got my son new clothes and he stopped complaining about the tightness, however, this morning I was able to go in a bit later to work so took the opportunity for a lie in. After he had been picked up for school I noticed there was a funny smell coming from his room and found a draw filled to overflowing with empty fast food containers and another with chip bags, candy bar wrappers, donut bags and more! I don't know how long they have been in there or why he has so many. His size is really starting to worry me. Advice would be great.
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From jeff, Child's Age 9 - 10/22/13 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 9 years old and he is the largest kid in his class. He keeps growing out of his clothing. Now he is a size 34 the same size as me, but Im way taller and very fit (im 38 years old). No one in our family is over weight on our side, but on his moms side several folks are over weight and i believe he could have their eating habits or slow metabolism Gene. He takes pride in food and will say he is hungry 20 min after a huge meal. His mother was had a eating disorder when she was younger, so I think she has trouble addressing the situation.
What to do? try to keep active? He is very active.
change his eating habits? He finds a way to eat more and he doesn't really eat junk.
Should I address it and tell him im worried about his health? His brother that is 5 and doesn't have a ounce of fat on his body is starting to make fun of him.
Both my self and my x wife haven't said a thing, but continue to try to get him to eat healthy and not over eat.
any input would be great!!!!!
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