From Elizabeth, Child's Age 5 - 02/01/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My little girl is five and already weights 63 pounds. She gained so much weight during the holidays. I don't know what to do anymore. She gets bigger and bigger. Just like I do. I am a compulsive overeater and she just loves to eat with me. She can eat as much as a grown up. During christmas she ate nonstop and I let her. All her clothes are very tight now and I already bought her some new ones. She needs clothes for an eight/nine year old child. It breaks my heart to see my little girl being so heavy. She has such a large belly and a double chin. Being heavy doesn't bother her at all - but maybe she is too young to really understand it. She is sometimes teased at school but it doesn't bother her. When I point out to her that she has a round belly she just says: Like you! and smiles at me!
Please help me and my daughter.
Reply from kaya, Age 12 - 03/22/09  - IP#:
hello there i am not a perent but just thought i would say that if you kid is still young she might still have puppy fat
Reply from Joseph - 02/06/09  - IP#:
Taylor and annie are correct. You are the mother and it is up to you to be a role model for your child. From your post it is clear that she already looks up to you and follows your example, so it is up to you to set a good one.
Stop being weak, see a psycologist for help with your overeating if it's an actual psycological problem as opposed to an excuse to stuff your face. Also, stop buying the junk food for your daughter, you can put your foot down and not let her eat with you, even f you do have a problem you don't have to share it.
Elizabeth, use some common sense.
Reply from Taylor - 02/06/09  - IP#:
I agree with Annie. You always say you're a compulsive overeater, but it seems like an excuse. Because there are treatments, therapy and such and you don't have to continue overeating if you get help. if you don't get help with your own eating habits, there may be no help for your daughter. Because it's only fair you lead by example. If you want her to be healthy you have to try to be healthy too. Get some help for your eating disorder, and stop using it as an excuse...
Reply from annie, Child's Age 16 - 02/05/09  - IP#:
you keep on posting time after time with the same concern. people here have given you good advice and yet the situation never seems to change. makes me wonder if you're for real. once again: see a doctor for help controlling what you say is your compulsive overeating. your daughter will then pattern herself after you and eat healthier and lose weight.