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From Kellie, Child's Age 7 - 01/07/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My seven and a half year old son is considered obese...he weighs approx. 150 lbs...After getting bronchitis this winter the doctor he seen is on a "mission" to follow up with my son over his weight. They have even ordered him to have a sleep test because they say "overweight kids are at risk of sleep apnea" okay...but he doesnt have a problem with this, he also is supposed to see a nutritionist...My son is active, he plays soccer, hes top in his class almost, he isnt shy has a lot of friends, has no diabetes etc....He is overweight, but he also is happy and healthy. What rights do I have as a parent in saying no to these things? I know what is healthy and what isnt, I know that we make unhealthy choices sometimes but we do try to be more conscious...but, some things, we just are not going to change. I feel so much anger and resentment towards his pediatricians office now, I know I... (view more)
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From Kay, Child's Age 17 - 01/05/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son just turned 17 and I'm very worried about him. In the fall of 2009 he quit the swimming club he had been a part of since he was 6 years old. He said he was bored. Since then he's put on over 100 pounds. All he does when he's not in school is eat. I've taken him to the doctor and the doctor him him that his weight is out of control and that he has to start losing weight now. But my son refuses to do anything. I know I nag him when I see him eating and snacking. All he says is that he's hungry. He doesn't seem to care how fat he is now. He dies wee in school and has friends and a girlfriend. His girlfriend is very heavy herself. She's a very nice girl so I don't want to hurt her feelings by talking to her about my son's weight, but it seems that both my son and she are just getting fatter and fatter. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks
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From Anna Basler, Child's Age 3 - 12/09/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have a 3 year son that weights 27lbs and my sister has a 3 year old daughter that is 65lbs. Our kids love to play with one another throughout the week. I feel that her daughter is way overweight to only be three years old. She always seems to been hungry when I see her. During dinner this child's plate looks like an adults! It make me anger to see the way she's getting worse. Where from the south and my mom believes in soul food and having a child eat as much as they can. Therefore my son weighting only 27lbs my mother thinks he is not healthily I think it's where my sisters daughter is so much bigger than him. It's so sad to watch her play! She is alway thirsty and is out of breathe before she can get to where she's going. I really think she's way over weight. I think it's affecting her health but I can't seem to get anyone to listen or do anything about it! I'm afraid when she starts... (view more)
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From Jackie, Child's Age 15 - 12/09/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am posting this to tell i have tried to tell my daughter to lose weight and i asked if there is anything she wants to lose weight for. She answered that their isn't anything and she doesn't mind her weight. Anyone else has an idea?
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From Jackie, Child's Age 15 - 11/13/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hey all, i am writing this here because i don't know what to do with my daughter. Last year she was active, slim and went played sports. But that all changed, she started gaining weight pretty fast a couple months ago. She goes to the Mcdonalds and buys a lot of candy and such now. Last week i saw here in her now too small bikini and i was shocked. My once slim girl was now really 'fat'. She also has stretchmarks on her belly. So i had a talk with her about her weight, but she just shrugs it off. She just says:"Yea i am a bit chubby, but who cares". I weighed here and she weighs 178 lbs. But after that talk she didn't ajust here eating habits and kept eating junk food, ignoring all my advice. I am happy she is confident with her body, as she has no trouble going out to swim in a bikini, but i really would like her to lose weight. Sorry for the long story but is there anyway i can cinvince my dauther to lose weight or is it the hormones?
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From Kim, Child's Age 8 - 09/20/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 8yo daughter is 119 pounds and has been overweight since she was 3. She is an active kid who likes to eat. We control her portions and food at home, but it’s not so easy at day care, school, friend’s house, etc.
I was so proud of her last Saturday because after her soccer game they handed out pizza and cupcakes and she chose a small slice of pineapple pizza and declined the cupcake. But the girls on her team really encouraged her to eat the cupcake – because she “played so well and it tastes so good”. I know she wanted one and that it was so hard to say no. How do you help your kids handle these social eating situations? Soccer is an excellent and fun exercise for her but they always have junk food after all the games. The moms don’t want to switch to fruit or better choice because “the girls worked so hard”. It’s very frustrating.
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From jenna, Child's Age 11 - 08/25/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
ok i am a overwieght preteen i wiegh 374 pounds over 25 st i cant go on like this i said to my mum i had a headace she was at work and no1 else could take me i went to the docters and said my real prombelm she talk to me and helped me tell my mum my wieght since then i have still gained 4 stone mum doesnt know she thinks i only gained a couple of pounds plz help me if your child have big wieght promlem let them help me at thanks
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From Jim, Child's Age 10 - 08/23/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 150 lbs. Every say is a struggle with food in our house. My daughter eats 3 healthy meals a day with 2 healthy snacks too. We do not keep junk food in our house. I think she looks at food and puts weight on. We have done all we can for her, nutritionalist, endocrinologist, child psychologist all to mo avail. I know we need to get her moving more, as she is a sedentary kid but we do limit her tv to 2 hours a day. Our struggle is where to find her cloths. We are not in bad shape with tops, but are struggling finding her pants. Please, anybody with suggestions, please post.
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From Angel, Child's Age 8 - 07/25/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi can somebody please tell me what to do, my daughter is 8 and she weighs 127 pounds.
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From Kimberly, Child's Age 7 - 07/15/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Parents, I need your assistance. My little handsome boy is 7 1/2 years old and weigh 96 pounds at 54 inches. His doctor informed me yesterday because of this height, this pretty much "saves" him a little. He always implies on his stomach and gets tried easy. What should I do?
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From Val, Child's Age 11 - 07/02/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child is 11 and weighs 139 pounds she doesnt know I know any help thanks
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From Mandy, Child's Age 7 - 04/19/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have a 7 year old boy who is almost 5 feet tall and 120 lbs.. I am very tall and muscular myself.. But he has been really strange here lately, he always looks like he wants to cry. I try and talk to him and he says everyone hates him.. I know a few girls in class bully him and I have tried everything. What can I do to get him to talk to me? He is a great kid but he doesn't make friends.. Please help
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From Lisa, Child's Age 13 - 03/31/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child is overweight, but I do not think she is comfortable about talking about it with me. Whenever I ask her to read a pamphlet or article on weight loss she just says no and rolls her eyes. I really do not know how to communicate with my daughter about this! Please help!
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From Ellen, Child's Age 12 - 03/27/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Ok, so I am actually an overweight pre-teen. I wanted to ask you parents, how to persuade your mum you need to lose weight. I weigh 148 lbs and need to lose around 20lbs. I know I'm overweight and I struggle to lsoe because I have no support from my family. Every time i tell my mum I want to lose weight, she tells me I dont need to, but I know i do really. They often make comments about my weight, but they dont really help. They think ill become anorexic. How should I persuade them to help me lose?
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From Shelia, Child's Age 10 - 03/22/11 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I just discovered this website and I am thrilled. My daughter is 10, 4' 9" and weighs 130 pounds. i do not want her to have to fight all her life with food issues ans weight issues so I am trying to limit her portions and watch what I bring into the house. today she told me her friend gave her three snack size Butterfingers at school. How do I encourage her and make her realize she needs to loose weight for health reasons. I am so scared that she will end up with an eatin disorder like anarexia or bulimia so I don't know how to approach the issue with her without making her have a complex and possibly causing her to have an eating disorder.
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