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From Teresa - 05/16/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey, I am a parent. I need advice. My step son who lives with me is very over weight. He is 16 and at least 75lbs overweight. His mother is also very overweight. They make fat jokes about their problem. That bothers me. I try to talk to him about healthy food choices and he says that he is just fine with the way he is and that they make jokes because they accept themselves. I don't think that is really the case. I think people make jokes about themselves when they are uncomfortable about themselves. Anyway, he just keeps getting bigger and I worry about his self-esteem and his physical health. How can his father and I talk to him about this and get him to open up?
Reply from me, Child's Age 14 - 05/17/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from Kate, Child's Age 18 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 66.82.9.xxx
Reply from devin, Child's Age 14 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from Elizabeth, Child's Age 13 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 68.123.72.xxx
Reply from KAITLYN, Child's Age 14 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx
Reply from KAITLYN, Child's Age 14 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx

From Kate - 05/16/04 - IP#: 66.82.9.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi parents I am just a teen but I wanted to know your opinion. See, my mom, my dad, and I are all overweight, and my entire life they (and sometimes we) have been on some diet or another, but nothing ever really worked because we couldn't stick to it. I'm frustrated because my dad in particular is very overweight and I am concerned about his health and so is my mom, but every time we try to talk to him about it he just brushes us off. I love my dad very much and I want him to be around for a long time to come. How can I get him to take care of himself? I know I can't make him do it but is there anything I can do to help?
Reply from Priscilla, Child's Age 15 - 06/19/04  - IP#: 128.12.133.xxx

From Teresa, Child's Age 16 - 05/16/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx Click here to reply  
My 16 year old step son is extremely over weight. I would say at least 75lbs. I brought up his food choices today and asked him how he felt about how he looked. He says he does not care. I really think that that is a farce. He has no self-confidence, walks slouched over looking at the ground. Does not face people when he is in front of them.He lives with me and his father. Every time he goes to his mother's for a week or more he put on more weight. He has gone through two pant sizes this school year.At home we have healthy food and buy diet drinks but he has a problem with his portion sizes and on his own he chooses sugared colas. At his mom's he basicly eats all he wants and sits in front of the tv all the time.His mother also has a weight problem. They make fat jokes about their problem. I commented that I did not think it was all that funny to do that and he replied that... (view more)
Reply from Dan's mom, Child's Age 13 - 05/20/04  - IP#: 216.78.21.xxx

From carol, Child's Age 14 - 05/15/04 - IP#: 128.101.250.xxx Click here to reply  
hi my child is 14 years old and she is overweight. she weighs 156lbs today. i am proud of her for loosing about 16 since january,but i want her to be proud of her body. so does anyone out there know how i can motivate her over the summer to loose weight. like i don't know what to tell her. thanks for the help :)
Reply from ????, Child's Age 6 - 06/12/04  - IP#: 4.62.210.xxx
Reply from Rachel, Child's Age 14 - 05/22/04  - IP#: 24.31.201.xxx
Reply from Dan's mom, Child's Age 13 - 05/20/04  - IP#: 216.78.21.xxx
Reply from Kaitlyn, Child's Age 14 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx

From Anastasya (teenager), Child's Age 16 - 05/11/04 - IP#: 65.95.109.xxx Click here to reply  
Ok, sorry i'm not a parent (i'm 16). i'm sad and hopeless and desperate since all my family (me + mom + older sister) is overweight. the problem is, my mom doesn't care about it - she's extremely sedentary all her life and buys junk food too. she doesn't let me exercise too - says that looks are not important (maybe that's why my dad divorced)and i should focus on school and academics.i hate her 4 this - talk to her every freakin day- she doesn't understand. i can't do much against her, but she makes me wanna die. i'm very lonely and have no friends.i'm considering running away or going to foster home. plzzz help.
Reply from Dee, Child's Age 13 - 06/15/04  - IP#: 216.175.30.xxx

From To the junk food givers - 05/01/04 - IP#: 137.111.13.xxx Click here to reply  
I have been reading some posts and there is something I have to say! PLEASE parents, when your children ask for junk food it doesn't mean you have to give it to them!!! It's so much better if you don't!!! It's helping them! I know (because I am a child myself) that when a craving comes to me, I will give up my diet any day for a burger and fries! And that's when kids need your help! Please don't give in to your children like my mum has for so many years!!! It'll only mean they'll love you for 10 minutes and hate them selves for 10 hrs!
Reply from From poster to teresa and, Child's Age 5 - 05/22/04  - IP#: 137.111.13.xxx
Reply from Teresa, Child's Age 16 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from To Sad Dad from first, Child's Age 5 - 05/10/04  - IP#: 137.111.13.xxx
Reply from sad dad, Child's Age 16 - 05/09/04  - IP#: 65.78.103.xxx
Reply from Adrianne, Child's Age 14 - 05/04/04  - IP#: 67.22.30.xxx

From Sally, Child's Age 12 - 04/26/04 - IP#: 63.195.120.xxx Click here to reply  
We moved to the usa nearly four years ago from Australia and since being here my daughter has put on alot of weight, she is 160lbs now and is only 12, We go walking every evening and i too struggled with my weight on and off for years so know how it feels , I do not know how else to help my daughter apart from diet and exercise any other 12yr olds like to talk to Samantha feel free to drop her an email at samantha@erpelding.net and any other tips or words of encouragement u might have feel free to pass along. thanks
Reply from sarah, Child's Age 12 - 04/29/04  - IP#: 12.75.208.xxx

From jean, Child's Age 13 - 04/21/04 - IP#: 68.9.20.xxx Click here to reply  
my daughter is 13 and weighd 145 pounds and a hieght of 5 5. she wants to lose 30 pounds pounds by the end of the summer. i don't know what kind of diet she should go on she wants to go on low fat will that help her lose weight?
Reply from Darma, Child's Age 12 - 04/21/04  - IP#: 68.144.196.xxx

From chelsea.. one of the kids - 04/21/04 - IP#: 152.163.252.xxx Click here to reply  
hey parents.. i just want to let you know you can e mail me at anytime if you have questions about you sons or daughters. I am overweight myself and struggleing to get it under control. I just want you to know I'm here. Chels
Reply from eeeee, Child's Age 6 - 06/12/04  - IP#: 4.62.210.xxx
Reply from jooliet, Child's Age 12 - 05/12/04  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from Rachel, Child's Age 14 - 05/09/04  - IP#: 24.31.201.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 05/02/04  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from mary, Child's Age 12 - 04/29/04  - IP#: 12.75.208.xxx
Reply from jooliet, Child's Age 12 - 04/26/04  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx

From Jackie, Child's Age 11 - 04/18/04 - IP#: 24.164.180.xxx Click here to reply  
My duaghter comes on here and she has posted sevral messages on the pre-teen Bulletin Board no one seems to reply to her messages but this one girl tought her how to starve her self and she strarted today I want to stop her early but I dont know how to just like shove food down her throat so I thought maybe if I could find a good dieting plan or a free dieting plan website I could help me anyone have suggestions I cant let this go on thanks you all!
Reply from Adrianne, Child's Age 14 - 05/04/04  - IP#: 67.22.30.xxx
Reply from Adrianne, Child's Age 14 - 05/04/04  - IP#: 67.22.30.xxx
Reply from Rebbeca, Child's Age 15 - 04/21/04  - IP#: 24.54.170.xxx

From Jeff, Child's Age 14 - 04/17/04 - IP#: 4.235.30.xxx Click here to reply  
My son needs help losing weight, does anyone know a good website that has before and after pictures of kids that lost weight so he can get some encouragement?Thanks :)
Reply from Jason - 07/02/04  - IP#: 4.235.45.xxx
Reply from Darma, Child's Age 12 - 04/21/04  - IP#: 68.144.196.xxx

From Jill - 04/16/04 - IP#: 24.51.231.xxx Click here to reply  
Ok parents I'm 11 years old and I'm gonna tell you how to tell your kids there fat ( it works) what you do is when there eating a snack or something or doing Home work and when there eating a snack say why don't you eat a little less then on either HW or snack say hunny your over weight and its not a good thing I under stand its hard to hear but maybe you can go on a diet with me! thats it hope it works
Reply from Adrianne, Child's Age 14 - 05/04/04  - IP#: 67.22.30.xxx

From Clarrisa, Child's Age 11 - 04/15/04 - IP#: 203.55.31.xxx Click here to reply  
My son whose name is Nicko is seriously overweight. He is only 11 and weighs 72kgs. I don't know how to stop this. If there is anything i can do for him please please tell me by replying to my message. It will be much appreciated. God bless you all. I hope you have happy futures and i pray that all people who have weight problems to get over them. I love you all goodbye.
Reply from george, Child's Age 13 - 04/16/04  - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx
Reply from clarrisa, Child's Age 11 - 04/16/04  - IP#: 203.55.31.xxx
Reply from George, Child's Age 13 - 04/15/04  - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx
Reply from clarrisa, Child's Age 11 - 04/15/04  - IP#: 203.55.31.xxx
Reply from george, Child's Age 13 - 04/14/04  - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx

From George, Child's Age 13 - 04/14/04 - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx Click here to reply  
My youngest son is only 13 and is about 8 inches shorter than me and Mark, my older son, but he weighs more than both of us. I haven't talked to him because I think he thinks its okay to be on the heavy side. What do I do?
Reply from Dan's mom, Child's Age 13 - 05/20/04  - IP#: 216.78.21.xxx
Reply from george, Child's Age 13 - 05/16/04  - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx
Reply from Adrianne, Child's Age 14 - 05/04/04  - IP#: 67.22.30.xxx
Reply from Frank, Child's Age 16 - 04/19/04  - IP#: 159.134.229.xxx
Reply from Frank, Child's Age 16 - 04/19/04  - IP#: 159.134.229.xxx
Reply from ray*ray, Child's Age 13 - 04/15/04  - IP#: 66.67.111.xxx
Reply from ray*ray, Child's Age 13 - 04/15/04  - IP#: 66.67.111.xxx
Reply from george, Child's Age 13 - 04/14/04  - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx

From Katie - 04/07/04 - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx Click here to reply  
To all you parents - thankyou for your concern about your childs weight, from personal experience I know the child has to be ready before they start losing weight - my mum put me on a diet aged 7, and all I made of that at the time is that SHE thought I was fat and ugly, but this year that changed and I was ready and my parents support really helped.

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