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From Bryan, Child's Age 15 - 02/07/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi All
I have 2 twin sons, Kevin and Anthony, who are both roughly 215-220 pounds (rough estimation-wouldn't be suprised if it was more), and 5'9. For the past year, they lived with their mother across the country and I have not been able to see them. The last time I saw them was in December '13 and they were 5'8 and around 145-150 pounds. I was suprised that they grew so much in that short amount of time, and honestly do not know how to approach this subject now that they live with me full time.
Over the past 2 or so months that they have been with me, I did take note of their eating habits and they do eat a lot, but not an abnormal amount (growing teen boys do eat a lot of food haha). They are both relatively athletic, they were soccer goalies back out in Washington, and their weight does not seem to have much of a physical affect on their bodies that I know of. However, the... (view more)

From Lora, Child's Age 7 - 01/15/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son has been gaining weight steadily for the past few years but also growing taller. But he is still too big, weighing around 85lbs. I know his struggle,I went through it as well at his age. Every doctor's visit just watching the scales tip, referrals to nutritionists and feeling very badly about myself enough to binge eat, hide food wrappers, even making up lies as to why the WHOLE pizza is gone.... And my poor son is packing on the pounds just like I did. As a family, we only drink water, lots of vegetables and fruits and we walk as much as possible. He wants to play more sports but he isn't very athletic. I am lost on how to help him. My highest weight was 286 when I was 17. The only thing that helped me lose over 100 lbs. was by interval fasting but of course I would Never make anyone, especially my child, to do something like that. Any suggestions?
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From Emily, Child's Age 15 - 01/13/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son had his yearly checkup the other day and in the last year he has gained nearly 70 lbs and only an inch in height bringing him to 240 lbs and 5'4 tall. It was shocking for me because he hides it well. He won't let me see him shirtless and he wears underarmor underneath baggy t-shirts to disguise his size. He's always been on the bigger side, but such a large weight gain in a year scares me. I'm convinced that it is his job at Dairy Queen that is causing it. He's been working there for about a year at weekends and all the time when school's out in the summer. I don't want him getting any heavier and have started looking at changes we can make at home to reduce his weight, but what I'm wondering is: Should I make him quit his job? He loves working there and he loves having money to be independent, but I'm worried that it is the cause of his obesity. Help please.
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 12/03/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. My daughter is on the autism spectrum. She is high functioning, but extremely irritable, and is taking medication. First we had her on Risperdol, which has a known side effect of increased appetite. At the time, we didn't worry about her weight because she was tiny, and we were more concerned with her throwing chairs at people than we were about side effects. She was on this for approximately one year (it worked very well for irritability) before she gained so much weight we had to stop. We switched her to another medication without the side effect of increased appetite. She has been on the new med for about 2 years, however, the "habit" and appetite is still there, and it has been extremely hard to break. She is now 124 lbs, and only 4'8" tall at age 10. Her BMI is around 26, which puts her in the 95th percentile for weight, and "obese" category. She continues to say... (view more)
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From Caroline, Child's Age 9 - 11/11/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am not the parent of an obese child however I am very worried about my sister in law she is 9 she weighs 250 and her mom doesn't seem to really care. Her mom just giggles when she eats a whole cake or a large plate of summer sausage and cheese. All of the children in the family are large including my husband who has reached 400 pounds. I just don't want my sister in law to struggle with her weight and she is bigger than the other kids in the family at her age. I don't know what to do or if it's even my business. Any ideas
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From Souzan, Child's Age 17 - 10/28/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 17 and weights just over 275lbs and is 5'9". I can relate because by the age of 19 I weighed 320lbs. I knew that it was going to increase so I had gastric bypass surgery and now weigh between 170-180lbs. He refuses to do anything and at this rate he'll be 400lbs or more in the next year. He has 3 younger siblings that I buy snacks for and I feel sorry for my son so he sneaks food when I go to bed. I don't know what to do anymore. Any advise would be greatly appreciated
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From Josephine, Child's Age 11 - 10/25/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
How can I tell if my children have a weight problem or if it's just baby fat? I'm a little concerned by comments a friend of mine made this weekend around their weights.
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From Marcus, Child's Age 16 - 09/27/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 16 year old son is roughly 5'11 and about 250 pounds. Due to a death in the family (earlier this month), he has been depressed, which is totally explainable. However, he appears to have put on at least 5-10 pounds, which leads me to believe that he is binging on food when his siblings and I are not home. Based on the fast food wrappers in my garbage can, I assume that he is stopping at some fast food establishment on the way home, and also due to the fact that I pick up the others from sports, work etc after school, I have reason to believe that it is him (have 3 other sons).
He has gained weight rapidly in the recent past, but it leveled off during the summer. Does anyone have any advice on how I should bring this up to him and eventually get him to stop? I understand where it comes from, but I have expressed to him many options of coping with loss, but weirdly he seems to be... (view more)

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From Cynthia, Child's Age 11 - 09/24/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is obese. She's only 11 was weighs 208 pounds. She does love to eat and she sneaks food, but she's trying a thing kind of like dieting, no school store food, no soda regularly (she likes having a soda after school) and she binge eats after school. She loves to swim, play catch with the football, and 4 square.

From Helena, Child's Age 9 - 09/18/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am just curious if any other parents have experienced this -
My daughter is very overweight but it doesn't seem to bother her in the least. No one at school has said anything and it's almost as if she doesn't realize her stomach sticks out. Sometimes when we're at the grocery store I will see her and her bare fat belly is just bulging out and I have have to pull her shirt down.
I see this in today's teens as well at the mall, you will see them walking around with bare midriffs and the flab is just hanging over and it doesn't bother them. What is happening to this country??
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From Helena, Child's Age 9 - 09/17/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi -
Googled and found this site - wanted to share.
I sent my daughter this summer to a very nice 8-week camp. She wanted to go and even researched it herself, it was not so very far away, and the people seemed professional and nice, so off she went! My husband and I had planned to visit her but his aunt became ill and we had to fly across the country. My daughter's older sister, who is 19, volunteered to visit, and did, and it worked out. Probably better for sis to visit than Mom and Dad.

I went solo to pick up my daughter two weeks ago and almost did not recognize her because she had put on so much weight. Her stomach sticks way out in front of her and she has a big double chin and chipmunk cheeks. She is not just plump - she is fat, a fat little girl.
I didn't say anything because she seemed so full of energy and enthusiasm and we were so happy to see each ... (view more)

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From georgia, Child's Age 14 - 09/02/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
can somebody PLEASE help me out. my daughter refuses to get weighed at her annual checkups, she is 14 and cries uncontrollably until the nurse forgets about her weight and moves on to other tests. whenever the subject of weight comes up she acts all strange and removes herself from the conversation. i know that she is overweight because i can see it on her body. she wont let me weigh her either. i dont know what to do or how to get her on the scale HELP
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From Shocked dad, Child's Age 13 - 08/28/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Um my boy has told me he wants to gain weight and this is concerning very concerning any advive
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From Matthew, Child's Age 14 - 08/24/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is looking really obese/overweight but we cant do anything as she refuses to get weighed by us and also at the doctors she will throw a tantrum because she doesn't want to get weighed. She is starting to look really big please help
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From Michelle, Child's Age 14 - 08/24/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter now 14 has always been a little bit chubby but lately has put on a lot of weight. She refuses to get weighed at the doctors & so I became very curious and find a notebook where she recorded her weight she is 160cm tall and 70 kilos !!!! I cant say anything as she will know I was going through her things.she carries most weight in her stomach , legs and face. And she is starting to look like an obese woman. Please help me !!!! Desperate for answers and help.

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