From Jennifer, Child's Age 12 - 06/10/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter is 12, and she weighs 166 lbs. I am extremely worried for my daughter, and she is always depressed after eating. It breaks my heart to see my child like this. I want her to be happy and feel good about herself! Every time I suggest exersizing, she gets angry at me and won't come out of her room for at least an hour. I'm just trying to help, but I don't want her angry and sad. Please, tell me what to do!
Reply from caitlyne, Child's Age 8 - 08/05/06  - IP#:
Jennifer, chances are your daughter is an emotional eater. The best thing would be to eat dinner as a family (whether its just you and her or if there is a guy in the picture, doesn't make a difference) The worst thing for emotional eaters, is to eat infront of the tv because you end up eating a lot more and a lot faster therefore not realizing when you're full... Take her on a surprise outing (a hike/walk in the country) and just talk to her about school/friends/life/ambitions. Chances are she won;t feel the need to turn to food when she's emotional if she knows that she can talk to you:) I'm 15 and I'm steadily working towards a healthy weight and losing weight is all about the emotional side of things. All I know is, I wish my mother would have spent more time talking to me about my feelings. But hey, that's what shrinks are for right? hey whatever works for my family, good luck.

Reply from jan, Child's Age 14 - 07/05/06  - IP#:
instead of making it seem like exersize make it seem like fun like go to a toy store and buy a jump rope and give it to her as a gift for doing something like helping in the garden here are some thing that seem fun and are good exersize nature walks bounceing on a trampoiline and horseback riding

Reply from matthew, Child's Age 6 - 06/12/06  - IP#:
just let her be im sure it is just a phase and things will be good again