11 years ago
Anonymous

Why does my Child WANT to stay fat?

My 11-year-old is pretty fat. We're not talking extremely obese, but she is very portly. I keep trying to get her to slim down but she won't budge. She keeps telling me she doesn't want to be thin and likes being "nice and chubby", but neither do I. I just want her to be less overweight so she'll be more healthy.
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11 years ago
rcotter123
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You could continue calling her fat and making her more self conscious or you could just love your child just the way she is and deal with the fact that she isn't as vein as you.
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11 years ago
CarbonDated
If you are ragging on her all the time, it only makes the situation worse. You likely created the situation in the first place - by having all the wrong foods at home. If you have always fed healthy foods, then you have to consider if there is a reason why she is overeating or simply not getting enough exercise? Is she depressed? Is she teased? Has she been molested? Does she have other indications of anxiety (chews nails, for instance). These are all issues to consider.
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11 years ago
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You're the parent so you control what food is in the house. Lead by example if you tell her to eat healthy and then turn around and eat junk she's gonna feel alienated. Also I wouldn't call you're daughter fat. Thats kind of f***ed up. She's your daughter and your emphasis should be on loving and nurturing her. You should be encouraging her to be a intelligent and kind person, emphasize healthy eating habits over "slimming down."
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11 years ago
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Hmmm I don't know. At least she has a good self image. Maybe instead of obviously trying to get her to slim down, find a physical activity that she loves. Put her in dance, soccer, karate or something like that. She'll have a good time and burn calories without feeling like she's doing something just to alter her looks.
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11 years ago
mother of angels
cook her meals for or with her, go on walks, send her to the store, just think of ways to get her up and out.
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11 years ago
Averys Mom
Well stop buying bad food. She can't eat what isn't there...
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11 years ago
rani
u can try harder or make a food planner for her
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