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From Lexie, Child's Age 10 - 04/03/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello my daughter weighs 155 an shes ten. Shes in softball i jst want exersices not food changes because she eats hardly nothing and so ya she eats very little a lunch and barley any dinner. Please help!
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From Linda, Child's Age 10 - 03/28/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my daughter is overweight i try to help her eat healthy but its hard i think in my opinion everything we eat is bad. im 33 years old and she pretty much weighs what i do and shes only 10 so what do i do i feel bad for her and try to help but i am running out of ideas nothing seem to work anymore. I finally put her in sports so im hoping that may help some.
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From Kristy, Child's Age 11 - 03/21/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, my daughter is 11 years old and weighs 127 pounds. She is a gymnast, so i know some of the weight is muscle, but she should weigh no more than 110. She herself is upset about the weight, but she cannot seem to lose it. We do not keep pop at our home and very little junk food. She has been gaining alot of weight lately and im not sure what to do, can someone give me some advice.
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From janet, Child's Age 13 - 03/08/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 13yr old daughter has been gaining weight over last 12 mths and was very inactive. Over last 12 mths we have been motivating her and begrudingly does a weekly bike ride joined local fitzone gym where she goes once a week and also goes swimming once a week too. I have started cooking meals at home limiting choclate and crisps to a minimum, she does not drink fizzy drinks only water or tea but she does not seem to be losing any weight at all even with this increased activity, how can I help her more to lose the weight as she finds it embarassing at school in pe?
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From Heidi, Child's Age 13 - 02/07/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi...I'm new to this board,my son is quite over weight for his age,13,he suffers from anxiety and depression and is on meds for it.He's 5ft 2inch,and weighs as much as me 140lbs.He is very inactive and does no sports anymore,used to play soccer for 8 yrs,but doesn't do it anymore,can't force a 13 yr old to do something he doesn't want to do anymore.His eating habits suck,all he wants to eat is JUNK.Well started him on a diet yesterday,he came to us and said he wants to lose weight,by the way he has man-boobs,which he is very self consience about as well.I have been worried about his weight issue for a long time,all his friends are very social and seem to be interested in sports and girls etc,like a typical 13 yr old should be,but with my son,I know its the weight issue that is holding him back from being like his friends are.I hope that he will feel better about himself when he loses 15 ... (view more)
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From Lisa, Child's Age 12 - 02/03/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My husband and I have desided to send our daughter to weight loss camp. She also has a friend whome I concider a littleoverweight and think she should go with my daughter this summer. How do I go about talking to her mother about this? It would make my daughter so happy to have friend with her, but this girls mother never mentions her childs weight.
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From Isabelle, Child's Age 12 - 01/11/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am writing this to encourage parents of overweight children to have their kids feet checked by an experienced podiatrist - you won't believe the difference it can make!
This time last year my 11 year old son Ben was tipping the scales at 175 pounds, which for his age and height (5ft 2 in) put him in the obese range. He had tried multiple times to lose weight through diet and exercise, but the latter effort was being sabotaged by a common problem among overweight children -- problems with his feet.
With Ben increasingly complaining of foot and leg pain during physical activity, I took him to see a podiatrist in Ardmore, PA named Eric Ricefield - and he explained to me taht xxcess weight damages the delicate and immature nature of children’s feet, leaving them at particular risk of deformities and abnormalities. Also, the extra weight puts extra pressure on the joints of ... (view more)

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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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