My DS is almost 8 and a big boy. He is about 75lbs. I took him to the dr after he gained 13lbs since his last apt in march. He wasn't TOO concerned and said we would keep an eye on it. DS has always been big.....<99th percentile since he was a month old. (He's 94th now). This weight gain was noticed earlier this winter and was right after football season (which was 4 days a week 2.5 hours a day in full pads.... It ran aug-oct). I was hoping football would help him loose weight. *sigh*. His eating habits are really good. He is not a snacker, I don't allow candy hardly ever which he is fine with because he doesn't like it much....no soda or juice, just water and skim milk and overall as a family we eat pretty healthy.
As far as activities he is pretty active. He plays a sport every season (football, baseball, karate, and basketball). I really thought this weight gain would be the cause of a growth spurt but so far no large height increase.
My biggest issue is he is starting to feel bad about himself. It kills me. Most the weight is in his belly and also has a chubby face. He has gotten teased at school and is having a hard time making friends. What else can I do to help him? Since he was big from the beginning does that seal his fate?