From john, Child's Age 12 - 07/07/09 - IP#: 69.123.175.xxx Click here to reply
for your information, we have taken her to the doctor, and it is just an increase in appetite, he said probably do to puberty. i now realize letting her eat so much from a young age wasn't a good idea, and maybe i eggagerated on a few things, but for goodness sakes, taylor, what have i ever done to you? i appreciate your help, and am trying to be as nice as i can to you, but really, it does no good to fight. like you wanted, i have stopped posting, and have gotten my daughter real medical advice, and she is doing great. so, there is no need for you to be angry with me anymore. can we finally call a truce, and leave it at that without another fighting comment, please?
Reply from Taylor, Age 16 - 07/19/09 - IP#: 75.66.40.xxx @Annie- you really aren't a terribly mature person, are you?
Reply from annie, Child's Age 16 - 07/19/09 - IP#: 98.150.244.xxx I have to laugh every time I read one of your posts--you are so D-E-F-E-N-S-I-V-E !!!
Reply from Taylor, Age 16 - 07/18/09 - IP#: 75.66.40.xxx @Annie- We don't assume everyone is the same, though most people have proved here MOST parents really do make similar mistakes which can REALLY damage their kids. If you wanted the best for your kid, you'd want opinions from other parents going through what YOU are going through, AND opinions from preteens and teens going through what YOUR CHILD is going through. Because most parents truly and honestly cannot relate to what their child is going through and that's why they make some of the mistakes they do. Anyone wanting the best for their child would want as much help as they can get, and most of the kids who post on these boards are pretty mature. It's actually quite immature of YOU to tell us we have no business being here and bashing us.
Reply from annie, Child's Age 16 - 07/17/09 - IP#: 98.150.244.xxx Ever wonder so few parents come to this board asking for help? Check the numbers---it's very few. I think a major reason is people like Taylor and Ella, who have problems with their parents and automatically assume every parent who comes here is the same way.
Reply from ella, Age 16 - 07/17/09 - IP#: 78.111.195.xxx taylor is completely in the right here. she was only trying to help. honestly the way some parents talk on this board is disgraceful. im not specifically pointing at john in fact you seem one of the most kind parents who just wants to help her daughter but many call their kids names and it seems they only want them to lose weight for appearance reasons. thats what it is for my parents and it hurts so bad youwouldnt understand. my mum does make comments to me about my weight but even if she didnt i know i can tell you shoudnt think bad things about your kids. i now have bulimia and have no self esteem. i resent my parents because regardless of what you mightsay it is mainly their fault. parents often think theyre right when they can be so so so wrong. on this bored parents do need advice from young people who appreciate what you're going through and the feelings experienced and this advice is invaluable. you might think that some advice seems rude and said in lack of respect this isnt true, and typical parents thinking they know best mistake it for insolence when in many cases they need some sense knocking into them themselves.
Reply from john, Child's Age 12 - 07/16/09 - IP#: 69.123.175.xxx Taylor, i am sorry you are having all this trouble. you do seem like a very nce girl, who is just trying to help people. and i never said i lied, just exxagerated when i said she ate all day, she ate most of the day, and when i said her stomach sticks completely out, i meant it does hang down, but is out in front of her. please, stop bothering taylor, this is not a fight, and i know she is only trying to help. she has been pretty polite, no cursing or anything, just the capatilized letters make it sound like she's yelling. taylor, my thanks to you for all your help and advice on this bulletin board.
Reply from Taylor, Age 16 - 07/15/09 - IP#: 75.66.40.xxx @Annie - I have as much right to be here as anyone else. It's a board for parents to GET advice, but NOT just from other parents, there's even a box to check if you're not a parent. Honestly, don't act like it's some secret club, and be all snotty, because THE best advice on this board comes from teens and preteens who understand the situation better than most parents EVER will. It's getting advice from someone who has been through that. If you're going into a new job or something, wouldn't you rather get advice from someone who has been there and done that then one of your new colleagues who knows exactly what you do about it, which is pretty much nothing? I gave good advice. If he refused to take it, whatever, his daughter can suffer, I tried. And yes, I called him out for lying... and he admitted to it. I don't see the big issue really, don't know what's got your panties in a bunch, because my advice WAS decent advice, and I went with my instinct, said someone was lying, but then they admitted to it, I was RIGHT, so I don't see the problem here at all. (And honestly, usually the people here are more mature... well SOME of them. Was told to go kill myself by someone on the teen board, hit way too close to home, so I no longer post there much anymore...)
Reply from annie, Child's Age 16 - 07/14/09 - IP#: 98.150.244.xxx Look Taylor, people have said this many times over the past couple of years, but...here goes AGAIN. This is a board for parents to give advice to parents. You're NOT a parent. From the sound of your posts, you've got issues with someone---don't take it out on us. Maybe you need to be helpful--go to the teen board and be helpful there, with people your own age,
Reply from hii, Age 13 - 07/09/09 - IP#: 192.18.101.xxx maybe you should ask your doctor if she can do a detox.
Reply from Taylor, Age 16 - 07/07/09 - IP#: 75.66.40.xxx btw, if you didn't ask for hormone panels run the first time, I'd go back and get that done anyway. Most doctors won't run hormone panels unless you ask specifically, and there is A LOT to catch, hormones can increase appetite, and slow metabolism, and can often get TOO out of wack during puberty, can sometimes cause serious problems. And taking her to a psychologist or psychiatrist wouldn't hurt either...
Reply from Taylor, Age 16 - 07/07/09 - IP#: 75.66.40.xxx I'm not fighting, I simply called you out on lying/exaggerating, and now you admit to it, so I was right all along about something being off. You have no right to be mad if I called you out on something you did and admitted to. I was never angry, you're making a bigger deal of it than I ever did. I sense something was off, I said something, now you've admitted to it, proving further, I should go with my instincts...