From jasmine, Child's Age 26 - 05/14/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter is a beautiful girl with a huge heart. I don't think she realizes she has a weight problem. My problem is how do I say something without hurting her feelings. She is 5'3" and weighs about 165, she smokes and is on the pill. So obviously, being overweight is a health issue for her. I am so afraid of hurting her feelings yet I don;t want to sit back and have her health in jeaopardy. Any suggestions?
Reply from Erin, Child's Age 20 - 08/11/07  - IP#:
If your daughter is on the sensitive side, I'd suggest you approach the problem without necessary talking about weight. Talk to her about making some changes to get healthy, and do it together. Even if you don't have a weight problem, you'll benefit too, and she needs the support and encouragement. I hear so many of my friends and other girls my age talk about how their mothers make them feel terrible about how they look, many times when they don't really have a weight problem. So it's great you're looking out for her emotional well-being and health, and not simply concerned about her appearance.

Reply from Joan, Child's Age 16 - 05/16/07  - IP#:
One of the things i've noticed with my daughter is that she doesn't really care about her weight and being "fat" I can really tell by how she dresses. She makes no attempts to cover or conceal her weight and wears very tight and revealing clothes. How does she dress? If she is trying to cover herself up my guess is she is well aware of her weight