From John, Child's Age 14 - 02/15/11 - IP#: 75.45.15.xxx Click here to reply
My son is 14 years old - 6 foot 2 and weighs 222 pounds. 41 inch waist (not pant size but actual waist measurement with a tape measure). Big, tall kid (definitely mine haha). After getting a physical recently, it came to our attention that he had gained 35 pounds in one year (obviously we weren't oblivious to it, he looked different to put it politely but his mom and I were surprised with just how much weight he had gained). We have always had a good relationship so I broached the subject gently with him - he has always been a little overweight but now that he's nearly 50 pounds overweight (a 14 year boy at 6 foot 2 should not weigh more than 178 pounds). I felt it was my duty to talk to him. He very politely told me he was OK with how he looked. I dropped the subject but I am now trying to garner advice on what is going on here. He looks fine but he has gone from looking regular big to ... (view more)
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From Megs, Child's Age 6 - 01/13/11 - IP#: 70.70.34.xxx Click here to reply
My daughter is overweight and a very picky eater which makes it so hard. She is however very active, loves sports and is always out running or climbing. Both my husband and I struggle with our weight, but we try very hard to set a good example to our kids. I read the book, Your Child's Weight - helping without harming, and really thought it was good, practical advise. Unfortunately, my daughter would only go for bread at the dinner table, night after night after night, and actually ended up gaining weight. Has anyone else had success with this? Any tips for getting picky eaters to eat more veggies? She loves fruit, so that is ok, but she doesn't eat meat or veggies....she loves carbs unfortunately
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From Ms. B, Child's Age 14 - 12/22/10 - IP#: 211.12.3.xxx Click here to reply
My son is fourteen and severely overweight. During his baby and toddler years my mother babysitted often. She is also Extremely overweight. She is now a diabetic. My son has gotten into a lot of her habits. If my Mom had a taste for a pickle she would eat the entire jar, not just one.
I received a call from my son's gym teacher. She reported that her class was sent to the cafeteria during a lock-down procedure. My son refused to sit down. Instead he continued to walk back and forth to the vending machines. He asked her for a quarter which she did not have. So he began to check all the vending machine coin slots for any change they may have been left behind. He never found any change and began to throw a fit like a 3 year old. The next day my sons class was in the cafeteria again and he went straight to the vending machines and purchased an ice cream. The teacher reprimanded... (view more)
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From hallie, Child's Age 11 - 11/16/10 - IP#: 115.188.245.xxx Click here to reply
i am posting about my obese child. i really need some tips and advice.i cant belive i let her get this big-i always thougt she was just a little over weight but her stomach is now 72 inches and she weighs 221 pounds.
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From mia, Child's Age 15 - 11/07/10 - IP#: 99.233.114.xxx Click here to reply
hey everyone. my dsughter is 15 years old and is in grade 10. she is 5 feet and currently weighs about 130. i try and help her so much with the eating and exercising. she does competitive swimming twice a week and is pretty good. she is starting to cut down on the crap food and exercise more but she only sticks to a diet for about a week. i tell her not to think of it as a diet and u can eat junk but in mioderation. i know that she cuts out junk for the week which is great but then she crashes on the weekend and over eats like crazy. she doesnt like to do many exercses and i cant afford a gym right now.
she is a nice sweet girl and she as lots of great friends and some guy friends but i know that she wants to get a boyfriend but she thinks shes ugly and fat! so she doesnt think anyguy would like her.
plz can u help me and give me some tips, solutions, good exercises, good foods to eat, advice bout guys... thank u for reading this and i hope there is something i could do to help her. :)
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From Heather, Child's Age 8 - 10/25/10 - IP#: 216.16.236.xxx Click here to reply
I am worried about my step-son...but seem to be the only one worried as his parents aren't doing anything about it. He is 8.5 and weighs 95 pounds. He is 4ft 1inch tall... He is sedetary, does nothing. I have tried to enroll him in everything under the sun, but he hates everything, so his parents let him quit. He played soccer last year, but only goalie, and later said he only liked soccer because of snack time. Lately he has been 'sneaking' food, and we've had to lock our fridge and pantry. His parents are both 'biggerish'..but not obese. Over thanksgiving I had purchased whipped cream and oreos as I was going to make a cheesecake for dessert ... (which by the way..we never eat dessert..but it was thanksgiving)..and when I came home from work he had polished off the entire bag of oreo's and entire tup of whipped cream.. in the morning before going to school. It's so frustrating.... (view more)
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From Debra, Child's Age 8 - 07/28/10 - IP#: 207.144.2.xxx Click here to reply
My child is Taylor and she will be 9 in September. Taylor is 170 lbs and very pretty. We have been struggling with the weight since she was about 4. Because she is so young, she doesnt quite understand the health problems that may come from this and the cruelty that will come later on. I continuosly tell her how beautiful she is so that she never gets lost in the weight. We have tried diets, cutting back and exercising. She doesnt eat a lot, she just likes to eat the foods that she likes. Any advice would be great!
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From Jessica, Child's Age 12 - 07/10/10 - IP#: 68.39.11.xxx Click here to reply
I'm writting this about my son, David. He's 12 now. When David was about 6, he begain to gain massive weight, even though he had a small appitite (sp?) and played soccer, basketball, and baseball. When I took him to the doctor, the first thing he did was press on his stomache, which David CRIED! We found out then that he had developed a rare version of IBS, which didnt allow for him to go to the bathroom. We were refered to a nurtionist. Now, I'm not telling parents to do this for your children, my son is a rare case, but David basically lives on SlimFast, Carnation instant breakfast, and lowfat milk. Once every other day he can have a solid meal, but only an apple, grilled chicken, fish, or meat, high fiber veggies. It hurts to know he can not eat like a normal child, but the inpact has made a HUGE difference. He lost close to 25 pounds in one week (going to the bathroom). He regained... (view more)
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From Bina, Child's Age 13 - 06/27/10 - IP#: 75.65.6.xxx Click here to reply
I have 13 year old twins. They are about the same height (5'3") but one weighs 110, and the other weighs 211! How do I help the overweight one lose weight without depriving the normal weight one?
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From Simone, Child's Age 14 - 05/30/10 - IP#: 24.207.101.xxx Click here to reply
I didn't see my son was fat for a very long time. I'm a single mom and I work a lot, he was never teased in school about his weight and he never said anything about it either. We were going on a vacation a few weeks ago and when we got to the desk to check-in at the airport, the lady there drew me aside and pointed out that I would have to purchase an extra seat for Andrew, my son, because he was not going to fit on one. I argued it and argued it but she wouldn't give in and I gave up and bought an extra one for him. He was absolutely mortified on the plane when he couldn't get into a single seat. I had never seen him so visibly upset as in that moment. It ruined the rest of the holiday for him. Normally he's the first one in the pool, shirt off enjoying himself but he just sat wearing a t-shirt on the pool side and refused to go in. Since we've got back I've noticed he's been eating... (view more)
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From Jeni, Child's Age 12 - 05/03/10 - IP#: 71.112.234.xxx Click here to reply
Hi: I am responding to a newspaper article. One of the statements was, "parents play biggest role in contributing to childhood obesity." I have to say in my granddaughter's case I disagree. She was born prematurely at 28 weeks. Sometimes being a small premie can contribute to future weight issues. Also, her parents have tried really hard not to let her become obese. She eats a healthy diet, and they see she gets plenty of exercise. They have given her information, and tools to make healthy choices. In her case, she has some relatives that have weight issues, (Dad, and paternal grandparents.)
From Tim, Child's Age 16 - 05/02/10 - IP#: 81.158.74.xxx Click here to reply
My son has put on 40 pounds in the last 6 months! I dont think he has really eaten more or stopped exercising, and am too scared to ask him about it! is this bad? what shall i do?
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From Ann, Child's Age 8 - 03/29/10 - IP#: 62.24.251.xxx Click here to reply
Hiya guys, As an obese single mum I am very concerned about my daughters weight. My job involves sitting at a computer all day and i usually eat a lot whilst doing my job. I'll go through 10 packets of potato chips a day and I'll have a pie for lunch maybe a snadwich as a snack and i mostly drink coca cola. Im really concerned as my daughter is 8 and weighs 111 lbs and she seems to be copying my eaating habits and going through potato chips, donuts, yogurts, ice cream and candy as fast as me. She has a ginormous gut like me and it hangs right over her pants. What should I do? I know its just a bit of puppy fat but I don't want her to end up 84lbs overweight like me!
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From lin, Child's Age 10 - 02/18/10 - IP#: 208.54.90.xxx Click here to reply
My daughter has been overweight her entire life. I love her with every inch of my soul. I have tried very hard to help her slim down. Nothing is working for us. My cousin is a boxer she train's 3x a week! She also has dance lesson's 2x a week. We eat healthy, there are no veggie's the child won't eat. I have taught her that she is beautifull, to keep her head up, and to always be proud of herself. I want this weight loss for her so badly, she is strong but I know it hurt's her. Can anyone help us?? Been to doctors been to nutritionist... Had bloodwork-- done it all!! ??????
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From Jim, Child's Age 7 - 02/08/10 - IP#: 170.115.248.xxx Click here to reply
My 7 year old daughter is about 20 pounds overweight. Can anyone recommend any good parenting books that offer practical advice?
Reply from Julie, Child's Age 2 - 02/08/10 - IP#: 65.13.128.xxx