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From Ebony - 04/15/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
As a person who has struggled with an eating disorder since the age of 10, I am absolutly appaled by some of the parents on this board.. ACCEPT YOUR CHILDREN AS THEY ARE...THEY ARE NOT YOU..if you are overweight, YOU lose the weight, don't pressure your child..Encourage and set a good example. Don't EVER call them fat, EVER. Or Chunky, chubby etc.. NEVER Call your child names. Accept them as they are, they are your children.
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From Jenny, Child's Age 14 - 04/03/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 14 years old. She's a healthy, beautiful girl, but she thinks she's fat. She's around 5'3"-5'5" tall, and normally weighs 129 lbs, like she has the past 6 months. However, over the last two weeks she's gained weight and now weighs 136 lbs. She's become VERY upset over this,and is trying to lose weight? She has a concert coming up in a couple of weeks, do ya'll have any ideas how she can get back to her regular weight so she'll cheer up??
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From Patty, Child's Age 14 - 03/30/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
HI i am Patty my daughter thinks she is fat when she isnt. She is only 5 foot 2 and weighs 117 pounds how do i get her to understand she isnt fat?
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From Vicky, Child's Age 11 - 03/27/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi! I want to ask the parents of overweight children if they are overweight themselves. I have an overweight child and I am an overweight adult. I would like to hear from other overweight parents about ways we could help our children by setting examples ourselves and lose weight. If there is anybody out there who agrees with me please let me know and I would certainly love to correspond. Thank you.......
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From Melanie, Child's Age 12 - 03/23/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Please help me!!!!!! My daugter weighs 187 and is 5'3 and 12 years old!!!!!!!! What can I do to help her????????
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From Mary, Child's Age 12 - 03/22/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 5 foot 3, and weighs 147 lbs. I was wondering, if that was a healthy weight- height-wise anyways. If it turns out that she's over weight I'm not going to flip out, she is after all stronger than me. All I want to do is just maybe look out for some possible future weight problems.
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From Liliane, Child's Age 17 - 03/08/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 60 kg. She is not fat, but she is chubby...She wants to become slim. She wants to become 50 kg. However, she keeps eating icecreams and chocolates. She has a hard time loosing weight. First, she begins her diet and after a week, she feels like she can not take it anymore. She says that she has alot of homeworks and tests, and less food makes her even more depressed. She does not have a boyfriend . i feel really sad for her. Once, she did a diet for one month and she lost 5 kgs. However, she just gained back. I have two other children and i am a very busy mother. i just feel that my daughter needs a good diet, where by she could loose weight fast but yet, not feel depressed. Can you help me out? she loves chocolates and the french sweet" crep". she also likes pizza and chicken. Another problem is my husband and her sister eat alot. they do not gain weight so the house is almost always full od junk food. she finds a hard time not eating. PLEASE, help me to help her...Help!
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From Robert, Child's Age 14 - 02/27/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child is 6'1" and weighs 230. He's muscular but is definitely fat. What should I do?

From Kerry, Child's Age 14 - 02/25/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 14 and about 5 foot 6. I took her to the doctor today and was a bit upset about how they went about it. i never knew she had a weight problem, but i guess she does. they weighed her and everything but after the appointment they pulled me aside and told me, "your daughter weighs 180 pounds. she should weigh somewhere around 130 or 140. It would be ok if she has muscle but she doesn't have a lot. you should put her on a diet beacuse she is around 40 pounds too heavy." it wasn't exactly like that but still, why couldn't they have just told both of us? it's her, so she should have the right to know from the doctor. then in the car on the way home i told her that she's a little too big and she didn't believe me since the doctor didn't tell her. then when we got home i told her to go on the scale and when she saw 182 and the chart i had in a book showing girls her age she agreed to shed a little weight. but still, i'm dissappointed that the doctors didn't tell her straight.
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 02/25/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone. We went to the dietician today. We relearned some things we knew and learned new things. I wanted to share a few of the ideas we learned today. It will be hard for many children to make these changes and hard as parents to make the changes with them. The dietician said it will not work if the whole family does not do it together. I hope this will help some of you. The most important thing is portion controll. We tend to poor and not measure out our foods. This is a big factor in gaining weight. Also any thing that is fat free or light (mayo, salad dressing, yogurt) is good for our kids. One coke a day adds 15 pounds in a year! Diet anything or sugar free anything cuts the calories and help keep the pounds off, along with 1% milk. We are trying splenda as a sugar substitute on cerals and in unsweetened tea. For lunch Amanda will take baked chips (15 is portion), Lean ham ... (view more)
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From Vicky, Child's Age 11 - 02/16/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, my son is 11 years old. He is 5'3" tall and weighs 171 pounds. For over a year now he has been off and on oral steroids for an eye condition called Iritis. He wasn't skinny before he started the medicine but he did gain 37 lbs. while he was on the medicine. He has been off off the medicine now since November but he still seems to be gaining weight. The DR. said it could take 6-8 months for it to get out of his system but in the meantime he needs to cut down on his eating and his sweets. I know I shouldn't bring them in my home and I am going to stop but I need to know if there is someone out there who has any suggestions for parents who need to help their children lose weight without making them feel terrible about themselves. He starts Jr. High next year and I don't want him to be made fun of. By the way, he is an only child and my husband and I pretty much let him eat anything he... (view more)
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 02/16/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 179 pounds. She is very active. She plays basketball, soccer, and softball for all but 2 1/2 months of the year. She swims every day during the summer and is biking, jumping on a trampoline, or just playing most of the time. We do not eat fast foods but 1-2 times a month, no fried foods and very little sweets ( cake, cookies, ect.). Yet she continues to gain weight at a steady pace. She does have asthma and a few minor heart problems. None of these should make her gain weight. We have just got an appointment to see a dietician to help us. Does anyone have any other suggestions on what we can do? We hope you find the help you are looking for and that your children reach their goals.
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From Maria, Child's Age 14 - 02/15/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have 1 daughter. She is 5'and about 160-170 lbs. When she went to the doctors last summer (2002,Sept.)for a checkup the doc. said that she should go on a diet. So she did . we bought her slim-fast but it did not work . she would have a slim fast for breakfast and for lunch she would have slimfast but at 3:00 pm she would look in the refidge and eat or when i leave the room she would eat . she wants to lose lbs. she has her jr. prom in 2 years and want to look go . what do she have to do ??? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From Herman, Child's Age 12 - 02/08/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
We have no money for sports so my daughter cannot get her execise. She's very desperate. Can someone please tell us what to do about her weight.
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