what that is crazy its not good for children to be obese she is a mother and she was protecting her child that's all there is nothing wrong with taking away ice cream and handing her vegetables lol .
That's dumb. That's so unhealthy and if it's mainly from poor food choices, the mom really has no one to blame but herself for that happening. I watch what my kids eat from the beginning, especially while they're young enough that I still can.
Quoting Anonymous:There is a big difference between teaching your children portion control and to make healthy food choices, and putting your kid on a diet. Dieting in general is unhealthy, but for a child, you are setting them up for a life time of body image and self esteem issues
I put dd on a diet. We both went on one b/c we were both very unhealthy. I blame myself b/c it was my fault. I decided to do something about it. We are now eating healthier and exercising. It's nothing extreme, but we have lost weight and we are both proud of our accomplishments. DD was 7 and I was 26. It was 3 yrs ago.
I believe if a child is obese, then the parents have a responsibility to get them healthy. If it requires cutting back on the amount of food they are eating and making them do some sort of physical activity, then so be it.
I am so sick of the "it leads to body image and self esteem issues" excuse. Do you honestly think that being obese doesn't already do that?
I have not seen or read anything about this article so I am not sure about the details...
My DD needs to be on a diet probably, but the doctors keep telling me not to. I am not sure how to "not" put her on a diet, but still put her on a diet, KWIM?. they never really tell me what to do, they just say eat healthy foods, which is what she has alwys done anyway. She is a growing girl, and she is taller and just a bigger body type than most kids her age. She is in 3rd grade, but looks like a 5th grader.. She eats the same food as my other two who are average size, if not smaller. I have her in activities and swimming, and even an extra morning gym class that she goes to every day before school. But unless the doctor tells me what else to do I might have to put her on a diet too, before it becomes a problem that we cannot handle.
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