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From Brenda, Child's Age 7 - 10/05/06 - IP#: 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!
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From Nicole, Child's Age 13 - 09/29/06 - IP#: 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!!
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From TARA, Child's Age 13 - 09/26/06 - IP#: 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?
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From Jane, Child's Age 14 - 09/21/06 - IP#: 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?
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From John, Child's Age 11 - 09/18/06 - IP#: 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.
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From trixie, Child's Age 16 - 09/18/06 - IP#: 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
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From MEME, Child's Age 9 - 09/05/06 - IP#: 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)
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From linda, Child's Age 14 - 08/28/06 - IP#: 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
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From Rebecca, Child's Age 13 - 08/24/06 - IP#: 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?
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From M, Child's Age 15 - 08/23/06 - IP#: 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 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)
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From Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 08/20/06 - IP#: 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?
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From Janet, Child's Age 15 - 08/10/06 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter was athletic and lean all her life. In the past two years, along with her growing about 4 inches, she has also gained over 60 pounds of fat! all in her thighs and belly. She doesn't seem to mind, and she laughs it off if I bring it up.
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From Johnny, Child's Age 15 - 08/07/06 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi... I was just wondering in you have caught any of your children posting pictures/videos of themselves on the internet. The other day I found a video of my obese (237 lb.) son on youtube! I didn't know how to handle the situation. I was wondering if any of you have found your children doing similar things and how you delt with it.
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From Cathy, Child's Age 9 - 08/06/06 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My stepdaughter is 9 and weighs 122lbs. She had leukemia when she was 4 and is nearing her 5 year mark in remission. Her being overweight is not only hereditary but due to the steroids she was on during her treatments. She lives with her dad and I most of the time because her birth mother works. Her dad and I and the kids went to a diatician upon her oncologists suggestion to see what and how we should feed her and how she should exercise. Unfortunately the birth mother didn't go. The birth mother is also overweight and thinks she "knows how" to feed her daughter. When she does have the little girl, she usually takes her to an "all you can eat" buffet or McDonald's for breakfast, or a steak place for lunch or dinner. The birth mother only gets her kids like on the weekends and most of the time she takes them out to eat at least two to three times on that weekend. She thinks she ... (view more)
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From Lauren, Child's Age 7 - 08/05/06 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi my daughter Sydney is 9 and is 106 pounds. She used to be skinny untill about age 7. I dont no what to do because she is always eating and doesnt really like playing outside. What should I do? She eats a lot of cookies but I dont no what to do ?
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