My son is 12, and every time we go to the doc she tells us he REALLY needs to lose weight.She's not quiet about it either, she called him chubs last time we went. (I have no intention of going back, we've been looking for a new doctor ever since..)
I look at him and honestly don't see a fat kid. He's getting very self conscious about it and it hurts me. He's a very active kid, he eats healthy and doesn't eat too much. I tell him all the time he just comes from big stock and he's fine and will grow into whatever he thinks is extra right now.. I think the real problem is all his friends are toothpicks, but I'm wondering if I'm blinded by a mother's love.
Please be honest, he wants to go join a gym or something to lose weight and I keep telling him he doesn't need it, should I take him?
I put the rest of the family in the pic so you could see the "big stock" he comes from.. We walk the dogs every night after school, around 10 blocks through the neighborhood, he goes skating twice a week for 3+ hours, he swims regularly in our pool, he rides bikes and does that rip stick thing ALL the time, he plays maybe 2 hours of xbox a week and only watches tv in bed before he falls asleep. We're a no soda house except on special occassions, I don't know when the last time I bought a bag of chips was, we don't do fast food, we DO eat a lot of pasta, but hey, we're Italian.. He eats fruits and veggies and doesn't drink sugary juices often.. His diet is just about perfect, honestly. And he runs non stop from the time he gets home from school until I drag him inside for dinner and a shower.