From Tim, Child's Age 16 - 05/02/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My son has put on 40 pounds in the last 6 months! I dont think he has really eaten more or stopped exercising, and am too scared to ask him about it! is this bad? what shall i do?
Reply from Jessica, Child's Age 12 - 07/10/10  - IP#:
Sounds like he's going to hit another growth spurt.
Reply from annie, Child's Age 16 - 05/06/10  - IP#:
As the mother of two teenage sons, I suggest you just make a comment to him like "I notice you've put on some weight recently". If he replies with a "Why?" (typical 16 year old reaction), just say "Oh, I just noticed." The objective is to get him to talk with you, so DON'T sound judgemental, or accusatory. Has anything changed in his life recently? (like getting a job at a fast food place--one of my older son's friends put on 25 pounds in 3 months after getting a job at BK), or a girl friend, or going out for a sport (like football--his coach may have told him to bulk up).
Are you and your son's mom heavy yourselves?
Reply from Tim, Child's Age 16 - 05/05/10  - IP#:
5 foot 10 and now 202. . . he is no taller!
Reply from Blanch - 05/04/10  - IP#:
Has he gotten taller too? Maybe its a growth spurt. What is his height and weight?