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From Amy, child's age 5
Hi everyone, My daughter will be 6 in oct and weighs about 88 lbs and is about 4'3. I am probably the most frustrated right now than I have ever been. She is constantly asking me to give her something to eat. I am very thin and eat very healthy and have always had a "weight conscious" so it is very hard for me to see her go through this. She really has never said anything about the way she looks but I know when school comes this fall kids are going to be mean and I'm not prepared for that. She is in a size 16 for kids so shopping is very stressful and of course she wants to wear all the cool stuff like the limited too has that is cute, but only on skinny kids. I have fat free foods in the house and skim milk and I limit sugar and try to get her to drink lots of water but she still constantly complains and whines that she wants cookies or she wants some chips ect. My family is no help really at all. For ex. we went to grandmas last night for supper and she had a cheeseburger and corn and jello. Next she wanted a piece of chicken and my mom was going to give it to her along with some other fatting snacks. I constantly have to explain to my family that she can't eat like that and I get all upset and so does my daughter when she can't have what she wants. I'm to the point now where I am going to take a packed lunch to every function that we go to OR just not let my family see her, which is cruel but I don't know what else to do. I called a dietician today. What do I do?