From Tara, Child's Age 4 - 02/05/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My son is 4 and 1/2 years old, he's 3'11" and weighs about 76 pounds. He's been a little husky since he was 2, but now he's getting fat. It hurts so much when he comes home from prescool/day care and tells me that the kids make fun of him because of his weight. He lives with his dad, and each time I see him he gets bigger. He goes through clothes like people go through tissues...he's wearing a 12-14 in boys clothes. At this rate, he'll be wearing men's clothes in no time. He loves food and his father is forever giving him fried chicken and pizza and he doesn't make our son drink water. It's always juice, punch or whole milk, even though I've told him to give him water or at least skim milk and cut out the junk-food. But his father lets him eat whatever he wants. If my son sees someone eating something, he wants it...even if he just finished a meal. I'm worried that the extra weight is going to cause health problems in the future. Please help!!
Reply from Katie, Child's Age 13 - 02/17/03  - IP#:
I think you need to do some research on what can happen to your child because he is overweight, Show them to your ex-husband, and ask him if he really wants to hurt his child. Your son doesn't know any better, he thinks "hmmm yummy food.... i want some". Your need to have a serious talk with your exhusband .... make him understand that he needs to be a rolemodel in his sons eatting habits. Remember young children are just like the saying 'Monkey see, Monkey do'. I hope this helps you with your problem.
Reply from Janette, Child's Age 14 - 02/07/03  - IP#:
Tara, I know watching your son put on weight is very painful, and it sound like his father is not helping the situation. I am doing research to open a children health center for children with weight problems. I would like to ask you if you knew of a place that could help you and your son, and his father learn about good nutrition and physical activities for the family would you go?