From samantha, Child's Age 13 - 06/16/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi I am a teen but had to ask a question, if you knew your child was overweigth how would you want to hear it from them I am trying to figure out a way to tell my mom i want to lose weight. So any ideas?
Reply from MHicks, Child's Age 9 - 07/02/04  - IP#:
My daughter is 9 years old. She came to me and sat me down and explained to me how much she wanted to lose weight and why she wanted to lose weight. So, I think if you sit you mom down and talk to her, she will understand. My daughter started a weight loss program a couple of days ago and I can hear the excitement in her voice.

Reply from Dee, Child's Age 13 - 06/16/04  - IP#:
Be honest and ask her to help you. You could volunteer to help plan meals. Or you could ask her to get you some reading material. I recommend the book by Dr. Phil's son Jay. It really talks at a teenage level and talks first about liking yourself before you try to change you.