From Sharon, Child's Age 16 - 03/13/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter has been steadily gaining weight over the past year, despite being involved in sports and eating seemingly normal meals. I haven't said anything, but the other day we split up at the mall and reconvened an hour later. I sat on a bench and saw what I thought was a middle aged woman approaching me. I was shocked when I put my glasses on and recognized my own daughter---her hips and belly look enormous, there isn't any other way to put it.any hints?Sharon, Daytong
Reply from katie, Child's Age 14 - 03/16/05  - IP#:
ummm...she might be pregnat sounds like it to me. I knew this girl once that went to my school and she was pretty big then she started gainning weight but she didnt really notcie then one day she was having really bad stomace pains so her mom took her to the docter and it turns out she was in labor!

Reply from Nikki, Child's Age 17 - 03/13/05  - IP#:
I'm not a parent, but I am a teen girl and one day my dad told me that you should loose some weight, and it crushed me. It was all I could think about for the next week. This is something you don't tell your child. You might try asking them this... I was just gonna go on a jog/walk would you like to come with? And very nonchalauntly start removing or not buying junk food and buy only healthy stuff. She can't eat the junk if it's not there. You might also try not making a lot at supper so she can't go back and get seconds. Hope this will help you.

Reply from Krista, Child's Age 9 - 03/13/05  - IP#:
Bring her to a doctor. SCARE HER. Take all the junk food out of the house and call the school to not give her junk food. JUST A LITTLE BIT. Tell her that she needs to lose weight. I know it's hard but it's for her own good.