My 8 year old daughter is overweight and the problem only seems to be getting worse. This may sound dumb to some, but I am not sure what to do.
I don't want to be too restrictive (as in no sugar ever) because I think that would just make her want it more. Whatever I do, I don't want to make the issue worse by trying to help.
I struggle with my weight but I'm at the high end of a healthy weight. I cook healthy meals and most often she will only eat the fattening parts (i.e. fruit instead of veggies, etc.) She is on the swim team so she gets exercise at least 3 x a week. She likes swimming but she would prefer to watch tv (which I limit.)
I feel like a bad mom and I want to help her, but I'm not sure what to do next. Has anyone had this problem and made improvements?