From Gabe, Child's Age 10 - 05/09/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I'm not a parent, I'm an older brother (age 16) But I thought that since you are all parents you could help me. My younger sister is 11 years old and 150 lbs. My parents don't do anything about her weight, and they let her eat whatever she wants. I have sat down with my parents and talked to them about this, but I always get in trouble for it. I really want my sister to be healthy, because shes really important to me. (I guesss you could say I'm one of those over protective older brothers). I don't want anything to happen to her, and it hurts me to see my little sister suffering from being overweight when she doesn't even know it. Can someone please give advice to me???
Reply from Susan, Child's Age 8 - 06/09/05  - IP#:
Try telling your parents what you are telling everyone on the board. Let them know how worried you are. You don't want to see your sister hurt anymore. Try and do a fun exercise routine with her. Just don't let her know that it's exercise. Go for a bike ride with her or go for a walk, go to the park and play soccer or baseball for a little while. Just get her moving. The more she moves the better off she will be. Convince your parents that you and your sister need healthy foods in the house. No more fast food,cookies, etc. I really hope this helps. Your are an excellent brother for caring so much for your little sister. She will appreciate the fact that you care so much for her.

Reply from jim, Child's Age 15 - 05/21/05  - IP#:
yeah, i have the same problem with my sister. everyday i see her getting heavier and heavier, eating all this junk foood and not doing anything but sit on her butt. lately shes been getting a double chin. my parents dont do anything about it though. she is also BURSTING out of her shirts these days. she is a fat mess.

Reply from Christina, Child's Age 16 - 05/11/05  - IP#:
Okay, well what are you asking your parents to do? Tell your parents the same thing you stated above. It was very sincere and it got to the point. If your parents dont do anything about it, then that is pretty strange. Also, if you must take matters into your own hands, you should talk to your sister. Really sit her down and just explain everything to her and tell her you will help her! Do something about it before it becomes too late.

Reply from Gabe, Child's Age 10 - 05/10/05  - IP#:
I am 16 years old, 5'8, and 133 lbs. How does this effect anything? My parents are also both normal weights.

Reply from Tyler, Child's Age 14 - 05/10/05  - IP#:
how big are you? that might be a factor

Reply from Ashley, Child's Age 16 - 05/09/05  - IP#:
Yeah I so know what u mean, I mean I'm a healthy girl, I'm a varsity cheerleader and I do a lot of sports my sister is 13 though and 150 and my parents sdon't do anything about it either and it kills me to watch my sisterb just be the way she is so I get what your going through because I'm going through the same thing, I just basicly buy healthy stuff for my sister and buy her low fat stuff but like little gummy things, so if you have any more advise please tell me or any suggestions thanks much!
Love Always, Ashley

Reply from Gabe, Child's Age 10 - 05/09/05  - IP#:
Does anyone have advice?

Reply from Gabe, Child's Age 10 - 05/09/05  - IP#:
Someone, please, I need comments and adice!