Im not a dr and Im NOT bashing. My nephew is 5 and weighs 70lbs. His dr says that his parents are tall and that its ok( his mom is 5'6 and his dad is 5'11). Really? The kid has asthma and a barell chest. He cant jump or run a few feet without being out of breath. I love him but there is nothing I can do to stop this. His mom lets him have 6 pieces of sausage and a waffle LOADED with whipped cream for breakfast, chicken fingers COVERED in honey mustard for lunch and God knows what for dinner. I only know most of this b/c we own a restaurant and I see how he eats on a regular basis. She says that when shes not working he will eat up to 5 sausage patties with cheese from McDonalds for breakfast! I know there is not much I can do in this specific issue but why is it okay for parents to feed their kids so badly and rish their health?? Why is it ok to let your child develop juvenile diabetes? Im not trying to sound harsh and know that junk food is okay in MODERATION. Why is the word MODERATION so hard to comprehend for some parents?? TIA!
Ps...Weight issues are not in his makeup. He was a healthy child until his parents got lazy and gave him what was quick and easy. I dont get it. He loves grilled chicken and veggies but is NEVER given the option!
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:49 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
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Answer by Momto2beauties at 7:49 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
That sounds like the kind of junk I eat, lol. In my own household, no, that is not okay. I eat abunch of junk because I'm an adult and that's what I choose to do. My children have growing bodies who need nourishment, therefore they have to eat more of the good stuff. I believe in moderation also. They eat the good stuff, they eat the junk. I had a situation this morning where my friend called me complaining YET AGAIN that her 3 year old won't eat anything other than cereal and chips. This is an everyday thing, the complaining and the horrible eating. Ridiculous.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:49 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Oh and this friend also says the Dr. says the 3 year old is fine. Um, yeah. Because she is REALLY telling the Dr. what she is feeding her. Sorry, kind of went on a rant, I just feel where your coming from.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:51 PM on Mar. 6, 2011