From Rosa, Child's Age 16 - 03/05/20 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My son Oliver has always been a very picky eater and thus weve always had problems getting him to eat healthy, and unfortunately the food he does like is very calorie dense. Hi appetite has ballooned since he became a teenage, as expected but the increased calories really hasnt done well for him. Standing at 5 foot 10, he started HS at about 170 pounds, a bit chubby but nothing we were too worried about, but now 2 years later, his weight has gone way up, 250 pounds. I really dont know what to do, he no longer fits in any of his clothes and has a massive belly now.
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 03/22/20  - IP#:
I think the main thing is whether or not your son wants to do anything about his weight. I know some boys who are fat are reluctant to talk about their weight or ask for help. Have you tried having his pediatrician check him out and then bring his weight up with him? I know when I was your son's age and overweight, she nagged me all the time and fat-shamed me and it didn't help at all, only got me more self conscious and angry and made me sneak food and then I put on even more weight.
Reply from Rosa, Child's Age 16 - 03/17/20  - IP#:
He has never brought it up, but I do think he is really private about it.
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 03/07/20  - IP#:
Does Oliver say anything about how much weight he's gained?