From Mark, Child's Age 16 - 08/04/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
About a month ago, I wrote on this board about 2 of my (now) 4 sons. This time it is about Adrian, my oldest. He is 16, 5'9 and 265 pounds. At the time of my last posting, Adrian was about 248-250 pounds. So this is about a 15 pound gain in a month. He likes to eat, and eats a lot throught the day (mostly junk). His weight has gone up sharply in the past months but this months gain is ridiculous. He wears a size 46 pants and he is in a bit of denial about his weight. He says that people keep teasing him because he is fat, but has no desire to lose. Please give advice, and thank you.
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 08/17/14  - IP#:
Hello Mark, I know what a concerned parent you are, so I don't mean to be discouraging. From what I've observed with my obese son, I don't think you can do anything unless Adrian himself wants to lose weight. If the teasing (which is wrong in itself) doesn't motivate him to try to lose some weight, I can't think of what would. Could you reward him for losing weight by, say, paying him so many dollars for each 10 pounds he loses?