I know my son needs to lose weight, but my husband and family are handling it all the wrong way!
Im the first to say that my 8 year needed to eat better and lose a little weight, which I finally am getting him eating and eating the right way again, so proud of him.
Here is the deal, between my husband and my mom, my poor child is in tears. My mom weighed him and then ran around telling everyone his weight and how shocked she is and how chunky he is, I had to tell her to shut up, he was in absolute tears!
My husband follows him around questioning everything he eats, "Do you really think you should eat that fruit roll up, you have a gut?" (By the way, his fruit roll up was his evening snack before bed) My son threw it down and left the room upset, I found him in his room hysterical!
Between the 2 of them, they caused him to go on a hunger strike, he refused to eat for a little over 24 hours! I had to beg him to eat some chicken.
I am so proud of him, he has 3 healthy meals a day, 2 snacks (is that enough?) Most of his easter candy is still left, he wont really eat alot of it, my husband has ate most of it, and his birthday party was yesterday, he had 1 piece of cake, and I have half a cake in the fridge he hasnt touched!
He still says things like, "Look how fat I a, everyone thinks Im soo fat!" or "Maybe I shouldnt eat today, Im still a little chunky!"
Im ready to beat the hell out of everyone, I need positive support not negative! How to I convince him not to listen to those idiots, and to continue to eat and eat healthy?