From Kay, Child's Age 17 - 01/05/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My son just turned 17 and I'm very worried about him. In the fall of 2009 he quit the swimming club he had been a part of since he was 6 years old. He said he was bored. Since then he's put on over 100 pounds. All he does when he's not in school is eat. I've taken him to the doctor and the doctor him him that his weight is out of control and that he has to start losing weight now. But my son refuses to do anything. I know I nag him when I see him eating and snacking. All he says is that he's hungry. He doesn't seem to care how fat he is now. He dies wee in school and has friends and a girlfriend. His girlfriend is very heavy herself. She's a very nice girl so I don't want to hurt her feelings by talking to her about my son's weight, but it seems that both my son and she are just getting fatter and fatter. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks
Reply from Alex, Child's Age 15 - 03/26/15  - IP#:
That is really sad to hear. I would absolutely intervene if my son went from being a swimmer to gaining A HUNDRED POUNDS. That is out of control
Reply from Ashlie - 03/16/12  - IP#:
You mentioned that you took your son to the doctor. Did the doctor do any blood work to determine any underlying causes such as any thyroid or diabetes issues as well as review any emotional or depression issues? It might be helpful if you talked with your son more about the reasons why he eats all the time and maybe even talk with his girlfriend. Have you mentioned your concern to the girlfriends mother? She might be feeling the same way you are and together you might come up with a plan. It might also help not to keep any junk food in the house.