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From Heather, child's age 8
I am worried about my step-son...but seem to be the only one worried as his parents aren't doing anything about it. He is 8.5 and weighs 95 pounds. He is 4ft 1inch tall... He is sedetary, does nothing. I have tried to enroll him in everything under the sun, but he hates everything, so his parents let him quit. He played soccer last year, but only goalie, and later said he only liked soccer because of snack time. Lately he has been 'sneaking' food, and we've had to lock our fridge and pantry. His parents are both 'biggerish'..but not obese. Over thanksgiving I had purchased whipped cream and oreos as I was going to make a cheesecake for dessert ... (which by the way..we never eat dessert..but it was thanksgiving)..and when I came home from work he had polished off the entire bag of oreo's and entire tup of whipped cream.. in the morning before going to school. It's so frustrating. All kids I know tend to follow the same size as their age up to a point.. (ie 4 years old = size 4, 6 years old = size 6).. he is 8.5 years old and wears a size 14. I have to get all of his clothes tailored...and it would seem every six months or less I'm buying him a bigger size. Any suggestions?? I do not want to ask him about his weight..or talk about his weight to him for fear of ruining his self esteem... but it's like watching a train wreck .. it's so bad I can hardly watch him eat anymore.