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From Toni, Child's Age 10 - 01/09/10 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have two daughters, ages 10 and 13. It's strange that I find myself here since I myself have never been overweight, and have never really had a weight problem. Because of this, I guess that I was blind to see that my children do, in fact, have weight issues. I don't know how to talk to them. When I was a teen, I was bulemic for a short time, along with many of my friends. It just seemed like the "in" thing to do. I don't want this to happen to my children. They get criticized at school and by other adults. They don't like team sports, so they're not involved in those. They're very artistic and quiet, sweet kids. I have noticed that the first place that they go after school is straight to the kitchen, and they begin to binge. However, the way that I parent is whenever the children do something that they are not supposed to do, I tell them why. Telling them, "Honey, put down ... (view more)

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From Linda, Child's Age 16 - 12/27/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter Brittany is 16, almost 17 and i am very concerned about her weight. She went to the doctor the other day for just a simple check up and she begged them not to weigh her. Of course they have to but i was not present while the weighing was being done. When we were waiting for the doctor i asked her what she weighed in at and she told me 300lbs. Looking at her i was just shocked because we had just bought her new clothes again because she could not fit into her old ones. Then they made her put on a gown and while she was taking her clothes off it really hit me how large she had become. Finally the doctor came in and checked everything and then started telling me about Brittany's weight. I found out then that she really weighed in at 394lbs. i was in shock and could not even talk. Of course when we got in the car i talked to Brittany about it, but she did not want to talk about... (view more)
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From Mary, Child's Age 13 - 12/25/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter. Is 13 years old and weighs 289 pounds. We had a doctors visit last month. And we walked in fine not thinking about her large belly at all. I never realized how large she truly was .she is my daughter I think she is perfect. We got called back and I knew when the nurse weighed her it was the office the always say the weight just so you know it before you get to see the doctor. The only reason they would not say it out loud is I they don't want your child to know. So we went to wait for the doctor in the room. She changed into one of those little paper overall types cover ups. Since there are no sides for thefirst time I saw her huge her stomach was there are strech marks And rolls all over her. The doctor came in and checked her over. When it was done she asked Taylor to stand in the hall for a minute.when the door was firmly shut she brought up her weight. What... (view more)
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From michelle, Child's Age 5 - 10/17/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
child has large belly and gained 20lbs in 1 year. no other symptoms I am worried for her as I am overwieght since I was a child as well.
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From Linda, Child's Age 10 - 09/28/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
There is some good news about my son. He got moved to another class because of the bullying and he's doing much better. He's even made a real friend who sticks up for him when anyone teases him about his weight. He's much happier now that he doesn't get teased so much at school. He's also only gained two pounds since last month so the weight gain may finally be slowing down. He is still having a hard time adjusting to the physical burden of the extra weight. Carrying an extra 62 pounds would be hard for anyone. It's especially hard for a kid who's almost the shortest in his class and was never overweight before. He complains a lot about being tired and uncomfortable. Now that he's not gaining weight as quickly I hope he will have a better chance to get used to it. I also hope he will grow into the weight in a few years. Does anyone know how long it normally takes for someone to adjust to gaining a lot of weight?
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From Jess, Child's Age 12 - 09/06/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi my name Jess, my son is 12 years old and was very over weight and as a result of this was subject to relentless persecution, not only by his class mates and frenamies but also society on the whole. After a horrible experience at a the pool last summer I decided to take a stand. I also decided that I wasn't going to use a scale because of the long journey that lay ahead of us and the shame that is caused by the act of the "dreaded weigh in".
Just by luck I happened to catch The Discover Channel doing a piece on a really amazing product that has helped us a great deal. It's called the Quantum Scale. What makes this so fantastic is that never displays the users weight ! It secretly records the starting weight at the beginning of your diet and will only show a loss or gain but at no point ever displays how much you weigh. It is inspiring and a great motivator. As we know staying... (view more)

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From Kim, Child's Age 6 - 08/26/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 6. She is obese…as confirmed by her doctor. She is also tall for her age. We have seen the dietitian several times and done food diaries. She is very active but loves to eat. We can control portions when she is with us, but we work full-time and she started 1st grade so she has to learn to make better food decisions on her own.
She has a wonderful self image. I absolutely love that she knows she is beautiful. She has many, many friends and has always been popular and well-liked among her peers. I don’t want to do anything that will put any negative self-esteem thoughts in her head.
Her older brother is a tall, skinny kid. We emphasize eating well for proper health for both of them, not for weight control. But I know I am more careful about what I put in her lunch and give her as a snack. My husband and his mother have Type 2 diabetes ... (view more)

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From Linda, Child's Age 10 - 08/23/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son takes medication for his behavior problems. The only prescription that works causes terrible weight gain. He started taking the pills a year ago and gained 60 pounds in that time with 25 being gained just this summer. His behavior is good now but he's miserable from the weight. He keeps begging me to stop the medication but we tried that and his behavior problems came back worse than ever. He's short for his age and wasn't fat before so his friends all tease him for getting so fat. They call him pregnant and fat factory. The weight isn't proportional on his body. It's gone mostly to his belly and that's why they call him pregnant. He's always exhausted now from hauling around the extra weight and he complains about his belly being uncomfortable. He says it's too heavy when he's standing up and it feels squeezed when he's sitting down. He had to quit soccer because it's too hard to... (view more)
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From kya, Child's Age 12 - 08/09/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hey my daughter has been doing sit ups and having the muscles under her fat makes her look bigger! Is that true?
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From kya, Child's Age 12 - 08/02/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughters 5'2.8 inches and weighs 120, she had been bigger when she was younger, but im scared shes not going to grow out of it! How do you know if she will grow out of it?? And PLEASE REPLLY it seems like a lot of people never get replys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From john, Child's Age 12 - 07/19/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
alright, i've stopped posting about my daughter, and for the last time, i accidentally wrote 20 when i meant around 10. maybe the scale was bad, it happens. and no, i am not sammie's brother, and i'm sorry if i make him sound so wonderful, but he's my son. and he takes care of his body. but sammie is a beautiful young girl, and i will love her no matter how much she weighs. she is losing pounds rather fast, yesterday we cleaned out the kitchen of all unhealthy foods, like one of you suggested. so please, this website is for helping your kids, not for gossiping about me. i'd rather you solve your own issues, and this is one of the reasons i've stopped posting. and as for calling me a troll, i still understand that sometimes, people are like that. also, i talked to sammie about the preteens board, and she said that she was going to ask the other kids to do the diet plan to see if it works,... (view more)
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From Veronica, Child's Age 16 - 07/18/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hey Taylor I beleive you.John is probably a troll or maybe brother of the real Sammie on preeteens board.I mean,common,the way he described her brother(himself) so beautifull and perfect he is and talking nasty things about poor Sammie,like shes Jubba the Hutt or something.But beleive me,after a week of binge eating i gained 10 lb so its possible to gain weight that fast.But i daubt Sammie gorges herself every second like "John" described.
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From Nomi, Child's Age 10 - 07/17/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
to be honest john, i think you're a fake, because all your posts are way to detailed.

From john, Child's Age 12 - 07/07/09 - IP#: Click here to reply  
for your information, we have taken her to the doctor, and it is just an increase in appetite, he said probably do to puberty. i now realize letting her eat so much from a young age wasn't a good idea, and maybe i eggagerated on a few things, but for goodness sakes, taylor, what have i ever done to you? i appreciate your help, and am trying to be as nice as i can to you, but really, it does no good to fight. like you wanted, i have stopped posting, and have gotten my daughter real medical advice, and she is doing great. so, there is no need for you to be angry with me anymore. can we finally call a truce, and leave it at that without another fighting comment, please?
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