From Dominique, Child's Age 11 - 03/01/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi everyone,I just want to share my story my 11 year old daughter is 145lbs and hates it.She is in a class of very skinny girls and only a few that are not.My daughter's class is quite mature they go on "dates" and my daughter would kill to go on one "date" she cries to me and i try to help but we just can't seem to get her weight down.I really want her to enjoy being a girl and having a body instead of hiding it.Comment and help me and give me tips=)Thanks for reading.
Reply from Ashlie - 03/08/11  - IP#:
You are providing great support for your daughter by listening to her concerns and trying to help her get her weight down. What strategies have you and your daughter tried so far in losing weight? It sounds like her class has a lot of peer pressure for doing certain things. Perhaps shifting the focus away from her class would help. Getting her involved in activities outside of this class or classmates, such as after school clubs/activities, or volunteering, could provide fun activities that don't include the pressure of dating. Girl scouts troops, activities at local YMCA or Boys and Girls Club, or volunteering for things she might like, such as help walking or playing with dogs at animal shelter are a few things to look for in your community. I hope these ideas help!