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From Alison, child's age 10
My ten year old daughter, Skylar, is in the 95th percentile for weight in her age group making her obese She was very slim until about age 7 or 8, so when she started gaining I didn't think anything of it especially since I try to help my family lead a very healthy lifestyle, I love to run and we go on lots of walks and play sports together etc. However, she never stopped packing on the pounds and when the nurse pointed it out during a physical I knew I needed to do something. We don't keep any bad foods in the house and she plays sports, but I know that she loves sweets and eats tons of them when she's at school or friend's houses. I am cautious about the entire thing since she has not mentioned it and her behavior has not changed, so I don't want to hurt any feelings by broaching the topic. The long term effects of being overweight are devastating and I can already see her struggling more and more in her day to day life. I just don't know where to go from here, any advice?!