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From abby, Child's Age 10 - 11/10/06 - IP#: 152.163.101.xxx Click here to reply  
ok, i make cookies every night for my 3 other kids and my daughter debora is overwight 5'2" 169 and she eats basicly all the cookies, i tell her to stop so she wont become overweight, so should i be punishing her for not listening to me?
Reply from john, Child's Age 11 - 01/07/07  - IP#: 68.194.41.xxx
Reply from john, Child's Age 11 - 01/07/07  - IP#: 68.194.41.xxx
Reply from alexis, Child's Age 13 - 11/20/06  - IP#: 72.224.46.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 11/20/06  - IP#: 68.97.219.xxx
Reply from joe, Child's Age 14 - 11/16/06  - IP#: 66.8.196.xxx
Reply from John, Child's Age 15 - 11/12/06  - IP#: 70.16.121.xxx
Reply from Molly, Child's Age 14 - 11/11/06  - IP#: 24.208.36.xxx

From David, Child's Age 11 - 10/29/06 - IP#: 66.167.48.xxx Click here to reply  
I have been concerned that my daughter is overweight at 140lbs. When I looked at some of the children on this website I see that she is not as seriously overweight as some of the ones here. When walking up a hill she does however get out of breath before I do. The amount that she is overweight is steadily climbing and she I think is headed for a serious weight problem. She doesn't seem to want healthy foods, and likes a diet of pizza. Her mother and I are both diabetics and she is at risk of going that way. The key here is I want her to change her diet willingly. I have been eating healthy foods myself and trying to set an example. She doesn't seem to like salads. She seems to understand but has a hard time putting it into practice.
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 11/20/06  - IP#: 68.97.219.xxx
Reply from joe, Child's Age 14 - 11/01/06  - IP#: 66.8.199.xxx
Reply from Kara, Child's Age 12 - 10/30/06  - IP#: 70.172.200.xxx

From Molly - 10/21/06 - IP#: 24.208.36.xxx Click here to reply  
If your child is overweight dont force them into losing weight. my mom never really said anything to make me lose weight; i just happened to go on the scale at school when we were getting weighed for gym class and i was so embarassed that i weighed 170 lb. and i had gained 4lbs by next time i weighed myself and decided i needed to do something if i didnt want to end up like my dad. He died of a heart attack at the age of 46. My mom has supported me a little, she buys me the food i want, but at the same time she makes it harder by still buying junk food for the rest of the family and herself. She is also trying to lose weight, but having no success, but i know that's because she's not eating nearly enough carbs. If you're worried about not burning carbs, eat them in the morning, and lighter foods at night. then you'll actually use them for the energy. I come from a family of overweight... (view more)
Reply from breana, Child's Age 12 - 12/07/06  - IP#: 24.171.158.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 11/20/06  - IP#: 68.97.219.xxx
Reply from Shannon (i'm a child), Child's Age 12 - 11/12/06  - IP#: 71.114.9.xxx
Reply from Molly, Child's Age 14 - 11/11/06  - IP#: 24.208.36.xxx

From marie, Child's Age 16 - 10/18/06 - IP#: 74.96.3.xxx Click here to reply  
jess.ruston@hotmail.com
hi guys. this is my daughters email. please email her and tell her why she should lose weight. she is 270 pounds an can't even find underwear that fits. she is disgusting. its terrible. please scare her to lose the fat.
it sounds horrible, but she won't do it anyother way.
Reply from gabby, Child's Age 15 - 01/06/07  - IP#: 24.193.148.xxx
Reply from alexis, Child's Age 13 - 12/17/06  - IP#: 72.224.46.xxx
Reply from Lindsey, Child's Age 12 - 12/17/06  - IP#: 207.200.116.xxx
Reply from breana, Child's Age 12 - 12/15/06  - IP#: 24.171.158.xxx
Reply from breana, Child's Age 12 - 12/07/06  - IP#: 24.171.158.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 11/20/06  - IP#: 68.97.219.xxx
Reply from Ashly, Child's Age 13 - 11/19/06  - IP#: 24.10.188.xxx
Reply from Brandy, Child's Age 6 - 11/01/06  - IP#: 4.249.237.xxx
Reply from Jay, Child's Age 14 - 10/29/06  - IP#: 68.59.171.xxx
Reply from Laura, Child's Age 6 - 10/19/06  - IP#: 195.93.60.xxx
Reply from brynn, Child's Age 15 - 10/18/06  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx
Reply from Orcy, Child's Age 15 - 10/18/06  - IP#: 70.172.200.xxx

From Brenda, Child's Age 7 - 10/05/06 - IP#: 64.184.45.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi. My daughter was a normal-weight child until last year. Despite watching portion control and pushing fruits and veggies,and making sure she's moving and active, she's continued to gain weight -- 12-16 lbs in the past 12 months. Her BMI is 93%. The extra weight is beginning to wound her. Yesterday I found her in tears, "Mommy, why is my tummy growing so big." We went to the Dr. last Christmas and were not taken seriously..."she'll grow into her new weight soon." We went back in a few weeks ago and they, too, are beginning to get concerned. A urine test and blood work did not show any sugar or ketons and her thyroid levels were fine. Our family history does not include any obesity except for one aunt...a great-aunt for her who wrestled with being overweight from toddlerhood. Help! Any suggestions or recommendations medically? Can anyone suggest a good book on body image for a young child? Thanks!
Reply from Tammy, Child's Age 5 - 02/08/07  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx
Reply from tracey, Child's Age 12 - 12/26/06  - IP#: 199.38.51.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 10/12/06  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
Reply from christy, Child's Age 18 - 10/11/06  - IP#: 71.208.210.xxx

From Nicole, Child's Age 13 - 09/29/06 - IP#: 65.25.167.xxx Click here to reply  
My child is 13 and weighs 230 pounds she sometimes has considered suicicde...I feel so bad and im trying my best to improve her health but i dont knwo what to do. She does need help but help wont solve aything. I need help!!
Reply from alexis, Child's Age 13 - 10/12/06  - IP#: 72.224.46.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 10/12/06  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
Reply from joe, Child's Age 14 - 09/29/06  - IP#: 66.8.199.xxx
Reply from francience, Child's Age 14 - 09/29/06  - IP#: 64.131.5.xxx

From TARA, Child's Age 13 - 09/26/06 - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx Click here to reply  
I am so shocked. My daughter told me yesterday that her gym teachers had to have a talk with her about her weight and exercising and eating right. I mean she isn't that heavy. She's about 5'3 and 160 pounds. she overweight, yes i know that. So they told her that they were going to take a few tests and meet with her everyday after school to improve her health. I enjoy this opportunity but doesn't that seem a little rude? So the girl gym teacher asked her to wear something tight after school with like spandex shorts along with it and they were going to do situps and running everyday and pushups. Do any of you feel a little weird about this?
Reply from Roberta, Child's Age 9 - 09/28/06  - IP#: 14.32.36.xxx
Reply from Mary, Child's Age 8 - 09/28/06  - IP#: 68.255.234.xxx
Reply from TARA, Child's Age 13 - 09/28/06  - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx
Reply from joe, Child's Age 14 - 09/27/06  - IP#: 66.8.199.xxx
Reply from Mary, Child's Age 8 - 09/27/06  - IP#: 68.255.234.xxx
Reply from Torretto, Child's Age 19 - 09/27/06  - IP#: 24.192.101.xxx
Reply from brynn, Child's Age 15 - 09/26/06  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx

From Jane, Child's Age 14 - 09/21/06 - IP#: 24.22.224.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is 5'3 and weighs 320 LBS. She went to live with her dad for the summr and gained about 20 LBS. She use to b very helthy, thi girl in 2nd grade but after her father and i got divorced she started gaining weight. Her Father is also kind of big and doesn't watch his weight. When She came backfor the school year I called her father and asked him why she gained so much. He said that she was a growing girl and shoukd eat whatever she wants. What do i do?
Reply from graciella, Age 15 - 03/30/14  - IP#: 97.94.161.xxx
Reply from carry, Child's Age 15 - 11/11/06  - IP#: 24.81.88.xxx
Reply from Willow, Child's Age 13 - 11/10/06  - IP#: 24.81.88.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 10/12/06  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
Reply from Jay, Child's Age 14 - 10/04/06  - IP#: 68.59.171.xxx
Reply from krista, Child's Age 13 - 10/01/06  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx
Reply from Jane, Child's Age 14 - 09/30/06  - IP#: 24.22.224.xxx
Reply from Jay, Child's Age 14 - 09/24/06  - IP#: 68.59.171.xxx
Reply from rachel, Child's Age 9 - 09/22/06  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx

From John, Child's Age 11 - 09/18/06 - IP#: 68.194.41.xxx Click here to reply  
i really need help with my daughter samantha.Everything i bought her a few months ago is now too tight, or won't fit at all. she will not get up off the couch, and everytime i close it and go out of the room, she just puts it on again. and also, on her walk home from school, she buys bags of candy with her allowance. month by month, i see her expanding, and each time we go to the pool each year,her belly is twice the size it was the other year. also,she told her sister that people say things about her behind her back and stare at her. all of her friends are overweight too, and she keeps nudging me to wear a two peice to the pool. I don't want her to get embarrassed, because often she sees the kids from school at the pool.I guess she dosen't want to feel overweight, and wants to fit in with everybody else. what should i do? should i let her wear the two peice? also, i need help with her weight issue.
Reply from Willow, Child's Age 13 - 11/10/06  - IP#: 24.81.88.xxx
Reply from Alexis, Child's Age 11 - 11/03/06  - IP#: 69.113.193.xxx
Reply from Heather, Child's Age 10 - 09/18/06  - IP#: 24.18.50.xxx

From trixie, Child's Age 16 - 09/18/06 - IP#: 152.163.101.xxx Click here to reply  
hi parents. now, first of all i'm only a teen and i have no kids.
i read this board and got upset. now, i'm not trying to be mean by any means at all.
for some kids it's just a phase. some kids get chunky, but then loose it all as they grow.
you should let your kids be kids. don't knock food out of their hands and force them to chomp on celery.
plus, are you sure that your kids aren't depressed?? because my dad was terrible growing up. the first time he called me a fat@ss was when i was 9. i wasn't a big kid. because of all the harrassment, and runs he would force us to run. i got really depressed.
so please don't EVER make fun of your kids for their size. don't jump on their backs about their weight. remember, they're kids. you're only a kid once.
i never had much of a childhood.
don't make these mistakes. PLEASE
Reply from alysa, Child's Age 12 - 12/20/06  - IP#: 65.100.5.xxx

From MEME, Child's Age 9 - 09/05/06 - IP#: 12.3.180.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is 9 and weighs 155 lbs. He is 4'8. Most of his weight is in his belly. But he carrys it all over. People tell me he should be in football!! He is not interested right now. He is pretty active runs around with other kids, swms. Now he will be starting soccer. He does like to sit and play games and play on the computer. I do not see anything wrong with this. The only fear I have this year is that he is starting 3 grade and kids will make fun of him. He has lots of friends that don't, but I am sure with bus ride he has to get on with the 3, 4 and 5 graders he is going to get picked on. He for some reason does not tell us everything that goes on with the other kids on the bus. I listen to everyone telling me he needs to loose some weight. I am really tired of it. Health wise I am nervous with Diabeties running in my family. I also have a weight problem. I just purchased... (view more)
Reply from Mike, Child's Age 11 - 02/15/08  - IP#: 81.106.188.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 09/14/06  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
Reply from MEME, Child's Age 8 - 09/11/06  - IP#: 12.3.180.xxx
Reply from Mary, Child's Age 8 - 09/08/06  - IP#: 68.255.234.xxx

From linda, Child's Age 14 - 08/28/06 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx Click here to reply  
i kind of agree most parents the days are sick people if your child is over weight it is the parents fault they bought the junk food they let them sit home and eat the day away then they call them fat then that leads to anorexia/bulimia wich leads to depression wich leads to suicide thats why us americans are so messed up in the heads that and the government
Reply from Rae♥, Child's Age 15 - 08/30/06  - IP#: 24.187.79.xxx

From Rebecca, Child's Age 13 - 08/24/06 - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is 13. She's a size 12 teens. Trys to eat healthy but sometimes gives up. Excercises moslty but is online a lot. She weighs about 155 pounds and is 5'4. I want her to lose at least 25 pounds. I find it hard to do though. She wants to lose it too but she doesn't seem committed. Are there any ways i can help her? Any excercises that she should feel good about? Any ways to get her to lose 2 pounds a week?
Reply from tracey, Child's Age 12 - 12/26/06  - IP#: 199.38.51.xxx
Reply from Willow, Child's Age 13 - 11/10/06  - IP#: 24.81.88.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 09/14/06  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
Reply from Lu, Child's Age 18 - 09/09/06  - IP#: 64.53.232.xxx
Reply from missy, Child's Age 13 - 08/29/06  - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx
Reply from rebecca, Child's Age 13 - 08/28/06  - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx
Reply from Georgie, Child's Age 14 - 08/26/06  - IP#: 124.185.112.xxx

From M, Child's Age 15 - 08/23/06 - IP#: 24.131.244.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is 15 she is 180 lbs at 5'7''. My ex thinks she's only 145. My daughter doesn't look obesebut she is a lil overweight. She eats fine over here. She won't exercise though. All day she sits on the computer on myspace.com. I can't get her off of it. At my ex's house all he eats is junk. Him his gf and daughter eat junnk and there all over 200 lbs. I don't want my daughter to be like them. She also parties alot over at her fathers house and I know she drinks and I can't stop her. I have her on a diet here she eats certain foods at certain times. She was skinny till she broke up with her first bf at 10. She lived with her father at that time and all she did was eat. She ate so much food she could of saved a city. And now all this food has caught up to her. She says she wants to loss weight but she doesn't know how. We don't have enough money to send her to a gym. She won't walk... (view more)
Reply from melissa, Child's Age 11 - 09/08/06  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from Rebecca, Child's Age 15 - 08/24/06  - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 08/24/06  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
Reply from tina, Child's Age 14 - 08/23/06  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx

From Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 08/20/06 - IP#: 68.97.219.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is at 129 now, in the last year she has gained around 30+ pounds. My husband and I are both overweight and runs in both our families. I have started sending her breakfast to daycare and lunch to school, when we eat at home she gets a healthy dinner, is not allowed juice or sugared drinks. I plan to talk to her doctor when we go for her ADHD checkup at the end of this month. In the last couple of months, she seems to be gaining 1 to 2 pounds per week. All summer at daycare they exercised everyday and then most days went on a trip. I just don't know what to do and have read the articles about mother's dieting causing eating disorders in kids and don't want to cause that. My husband is no help in this area, he thinks I should leave her alone, I cannot agree to that. Any suggestions?
Reply from Rebecca, Child's Age 15 - 08/24/06  - IP#: 68.38.211.xxx
Reply from Caitlyne, Child's Age 8 - 08/22/06  - IP#: 206.47.27.xxx

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