I have 2 stepchildren. Boy age 7 weighs 100lbs and Girl age 5 weighs 65lbs. My husband has spoke to his ex about their weight issues and she just ignores him. We don't know what to do. We fear of all the negatives that kids are and will face both mentally and physically. We got the kids for 2 weeks this summer. As a family, we ALL went for a walk after breakfast, cut down on sugar, had 3 snacks a day(fruit/veg), and 3 meals. There was no soda or fried foods. After the kids returned to their moms, my husband and myself were accused of abusing the kids. The charges were excessive excercising, not feeding them, physical abuse, and mental abuse by calling them fat and saying they were going to die. The state through all of these charges out. OFCOURSE non of it was true. The social worker actually rolled her eyes when she entered our home to inspect. As she left she apologized 4 the inconveinence. ANY ADVICE????Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 6:44 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
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Answer by Dannee at 9:46 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:23 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
*keep your opinions to yourself
*do not say anything negative about the mother
*just feed them healthy foods and exercise as a family, maybe do games and whatnot instead of traditional exercise.
*to help them learn about good foods involve them in the shopping, cooking and planning of the meals and snacks.....
I know my SS's mother only bought and 'cooked' foods that were microwaved. Until I came along he never had a skinless boneless breast of chicken.....some people just don't get it
Answer by justgrape723 at 10:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by missvendetta at 1:40 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by missanc at 8:47 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
not all Doctors will recommend or push weight loss for kids. Sometimes it does more harm than good. I don't think CPS would get involved for that amount of weight either. They may come back with ....'well at least she is feeding them" There is no rule or law that states she has to feed them healthy food. as long as they are being fed the Gov/CPS could care less. They are already so overwhelmed with kids who are being burned, molested, and raped that kids who eat at McDonald's every night just isn't high on their list....
Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Aug. 26, 2009