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From Karen, Child's Age 13 - 07/05/01 Click here to reply  
I have a 13 year old daughter. She is overweight at 165lbs. She started having a weights problem from around the age of 8. She's taken a lot of teasing about this and usually just laughs it off. Lately though it's not been so easy. She is desperate to lose weight now and I am doing everything I can to help her. What makes matters worse, is that I have no idea where to start. I have never had to diet, so it's hard for me to know what to do. Luckily this web sight has been a big help for both my daughter and myself. For the last two weeks we've worked together, planning what food to buy and eat. We've done well and have cut out all the chips, soda and candy. Also checking labels for fat content etc. Every evening we go out and execise for an hour. My daughter weighed herself after a week and found that she hadn't taken off any weight at all. Very dissappointing for her. All I could say was it will take time. It's very hard for my daughter to accept this as being a teenager, she wants results now! Does anyone know what weight loss she should expect after a few weeks?
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From Veronica, Child's Age 13 - 06/03/01 Click here to reply  
Hi everyone. I was wondering if you could help me, my daughter is 13 years old and is constantly made fun of about her weight. She isn't really that heavy for someone 5foot 6inches 118lbs isn't a lot considering how muscular she is playing all the sports that she does. She would like to lose about 10lbs of fat just to get into better shape for her sports. I don't want her to do it alone because i don't want her to do anything unhealthy. But I'm not too sure what to do myself, can anyone help?
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From Katie - 05/27/01 Click here to reply  
I would just like to thank all of you parents that care about your kids weight and are trying to help them. It means a lot to hve a parent who wants to help you lose the weight. It is hard for us kids to lose the weight. We just wantt o be able to be like the next kid and eat a candy bar without feeling guilty about it. If you would like some help on tips of what you should do I have lots of them. My email address is Again I would like to thank every parent that wants to help their child. You can really help them!! :)

From Alan, Child's Age 13 - 05/21/01 Click here to reply  
I have a question. My son is 5'6" and he weighs probably about 170 pounds. Well, we're trying to add on to our house (without using credit), so we don't have a lot of extra money. To save money, my son started wearing his youth pastor's clothes when his other clothes got too small. I thought this to be a good idea at the time, but it seems that I was wrong. The things my son has told me that he says almost make me mad. I have seen him come up to him and jiggle his belly and say something like Hey man, they feed you at home? I never really thought much about it, I figure he's just playing. But my son has told me that he'll ask him if he's still fat enough enough for his clothes. That's not even the half of it. My son once spent the weekend at his house, and they went to Cici's Pizza for dinner one night. Doug said something about my son not being able to fit into his clothes anymore if he... (view more)
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From selina, Child's Age 16 - 04/28/01 Click here to reply  
hi everyone i have a huge problem my 16 year old daughter is getting really heavy and fat she just lays around the house all day and eats and keeps getting fatter and fatter. i cant talk to her about it anytime i tell her she is to fat she gets mad and she wont tell me how much she weighs i cant get her to stand on the scales. i just cant stand watching her get bigger and bigger by the week she cant even sit proper anymore and when she wears pants her whole stomach hangs out over the pants its like a load of jelly or blubber. its disgusting please help me and my fat daughter.
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From Steve, Child's Age 13 - 04/09/01 Click here to reply  
My son's gained his weight back and gone back to size 34 pants. His clothes are getting too small. What am I going to do?
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From Dave, Child's Age 14 - 04/09/01 Click here to reply  
Help! My son really needs help with his weight. He's 5'5 and weighs about 210 lbs. He eats constantly. Everyone at school makes fun of him, so he doesn't have any friends. He just sits in front of the TV and stuffs his face. He wears size 36 pants but they're so tight that he has to suck all the way in and have me help him button them. We're going shopping for new clothes tomorrow because all of the clothes he has now are too tight. I often mention weight loss to him, and he acts interested, but then I catch him in the middle of the night eating a whole pizza. I've talked to his doctor, but he doesn't know what to do. He doesn't like fruits or crackers, the only thing he ever wants to eat is pizza, hamburgers, etc. I need help. Can ANYONE help me?
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From Colette, Child's Age 7 - 04/03/01 Click here to reply  
Thankyou Sue for the advise I might be giving her a little to much like you said,but I will try on the portion part I thought it was a great idea that I didn't think of about shrinking her stomache I don't know why I didn't think about it before. I am going shopping for her clothes today for spring & summer outfits. Well I will keep in touch so thanks again.
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From Colette, Child's Age 7 - 03/31/01 Click here to reply  
My daughter is 7 yrs old,weighs 115lbs. I am so worried about my daughter I know the weight bothers her sometimes but she doesn't say anything. She can't tie her own shoes very well if she does she says it hurts her tummy. She has a lot of friends but kids still tease her at school. I don't keep junk food in the house at all, but I do always try to have a lot of fruit like apples or oranges she know that if she is hungry at an unappropriate time she can eat fruit for a snack. I have been recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and I am worried that she is at risk for getting this disease due to her weight. I have trouble finding clothes for her, and K-mart doesnt always work. I have to buy sweats because she can't wear jeans because I can't find her size. I anyone can tell me anything I would appriciate it.As far as excersise she is active but just started within this winter. Her... (view more)
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From Amy, Child's Age 18 - 03/28/01 Click here to reply  
I read the message put on by the person who had the research thing to do. I do agree that just because you loose weight will not help the teasing at school. I have done a lot of research on weight problems. I have found web sites that say it is O.K to be over weight or "pleasntly Plump" as they like to call it. I am happy that people can learn to love their body no matter what. But the fact is that this is not a healthy way to live. Your child may be O.K now. Most of your problems are clothes, teasing, and friends. When their bodies are done growing at 17 or 18 the real adult problems set in. I was overweight my whole childhood till I started getting sick a lot. A doctor said "you know, a 5 lb. loss would help" That 5 turned into 25. I am hardly Kate Moss, but I am happier, healthly, and I sleep better, and have more energy. please, don't over look this problem. There is... (view more)
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From Susan, Child's Age 9 - 03/16/01 Click here to reply  
I am looking for a website that shows the average weight & height for children. One of my daughters is 9 1/2 and is 85 pounds but she is extremely tall. (her sister is a twig !) Her doctor said she gained a lot this past year but isnt worried about it. She went from 66 pounds in 8/99 to the 85 pounds she is today. I know children put on extra weight before entering puberty but because I had such trouble with weight as a pre-teen and I am now seriously overweight, I want to avoid her having the same struggles. We dont allow chips & junk in the house , very rarely allow them to have soda. They eat good food, mini rice cakes, popcorn, fruit, vegetables & such. They are pretty active in the spring & summer but winter is tough.I just want to know what the norm is for their age. I dont want to panic or cause them to have a complex. But if I can prevent what happened to me from happening to them, I will do it in a second.
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From Jacquelyn, Child's Age 9 - 03/15/01 Click here to reply  
I have 2 daughters 7 and 9 that have a hard time finding clothes. They are in the 95th percentile for their height. I consider them "pleasingly" plump-mostly baby fat. I am significantly overweight and am trying to lose it while teaching them healthy eating habits. Adult clothes are too big or too old in style. Most stuff off the rack is for the skinny minis out there. I have been using search engines without a lot of luck.
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From Bill, Child's Age 12 - 03/08/01 Click here to reply  
I have a huge problem on my hands. My son is 12 years old, 5'4" tall and weighs 365 pounds. The problem I have is that he doesn't seem to be bothered by it. All of his friends accept him for who he is, and he very rarely gets teased because everyone can see it doesn't bother him. He even goes swimming in the summer, shirtless in the town pool, and no one seems to be bothered by it because he's been enormously fat since he was born. I am getting concerned because it can't be good for his health to be so very obese, though he doesn't seem to have breathing problems, or trouble getting around. When I bring up the subject of weight loss to him, he doesn't seem the slightest bit interested, in fact, once he even said he liked being just the way he is. What can I do to convince him to drop some weight, before he gets any bigger. I sure don't want a 400 pound 13-year old next year.
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From Julie, Child's Age 7 - 03/08/01 Click here to reply  
I have a difficult time buying clothes for my overweight son. Can anyone share with me where they shop and how they find clothes for their children. Am I the only one who's child refuses to shop and try clothes on? Does everyone end up needing to have their child's pants shortened?Thanks!!
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From Helena - 03/04/01 Click here to reply  
Hello all you parents.I'm a 15 year old girl and I stumbled across this site when I was doing research for a project on childhood obesity. I've been looking over all your posts and this page in general and I've come to find myself very frusterated.I don't think this site is very healthy, espeshally the stories on the site which have an implied promise that if a child loses weight he (or she) will not get teased and will have friends. That's not true. Kids are most likly going to get teased and if not for being fat for being too tall or short or having glasses or whatever.I also do not appriciate (or appove) of this site because of the way it promotes thiness. I think the people who made this site had healthyness in mind for all children, but I feel they went about it from the wrong apporache.I feel you parents are going about it from the wrong way as well. I do not think you should be... (view more)
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