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Some ways your child can avoid a weight problem
Sunday. 11.5.06 11:39 am
I have always been worried about my kids weight. The two older ones are fine. My daughter watches her weight naturally because she is a teenager in highschool. However my 11 year old is having difficulty. He is not obese but he is not skinny either. He is now developing a complex because he does not look like his brother and sister (weight wise). I try to encourage him by telling him he is getting taller, which he is and by also telling him that he needs to exercise more. He is so lazy. That is the problem. I want to take him to the gym but they dont allow 11 year olds to work out. He cant even use the bicycle or the treadmill until he turns 13. Personally I dont have the time to get him on a workout schedule unless he comes with me which he cant.

Here are some ways you can help your child avoid a weight problem:
Never put your child on a low-calorie deprivation diet. You can lower dietary fat, but maintain calories by increasing the consumption of fruit, vegetables, cereals, and breads. Children who eat full meals do better nutritionally than children who merely snack. Your child should come to the table hungry, learn how to control hunger, and wait for his meal to be served. Remove snack temptations around the house. Don't use desserts and sweets as rewards. Have family meals, and set a good example by eating a wide variety of foods. Make mealtime pleasant. Don't use this time for criticizing and scolding.

you know...my cousin is the same age as your son and my aunt is feeling the same way for him. He's really chubby and she doesn't want him to have weight problems (as she has struggled with that all her life), but that's the thing...he's at a stage in his life where he is growing and he will grow out of the "chubby" stage. My brother was chubby about that age and I remember we had to start buying him "husky" pants and he got really offended and said that he wasn't husky...but he grew up and he's about 6' 2" and he's extremely lean.

I think that age for boys is the akward stage where things just aren't looking like they want to...girls go through something similar when they start their periods I think. We don't want to be any different, but now we have to add this new routine in our life...and it's akward...but we eventually grow out of it.
» lazypuppy on 2006-11-05 12:06:08

about the game...
my boyfriend downloaded it off the Internet somewhere...he had to modify his PS2 (basically, he hacked it) to be able to play burned games you find on the Internet. I wouldn't advise it...but he has modified all of his other gaming systems, so he had to do it to the PS2 as well.
» lazypuppy on 2006-11-05 12:11:45

My mom always gripes at me about my weight. :/ I'm thoroughly bothered because of her issues.

neem? Is it neem? no, bleem. that's the ps2 thing that's down and out.

If your son wants to "work out" and likes ddr, you could always download stepmania, and buy a usb ddr pad... I'm supposed to be doing that eventually.
» ikimashokie on 2006-11-05 12:22:04

I try so hard..and I'm still fat.
» etheracide on 2006-11-05 12:24:48

Good Sunday klama67 and 2 your 3 kids!
Weight is a cause for concern, physically and mentally. I'ld ck with a Dr. just 2 B sure it's nothing 2 do w/his health like thyroids. Children usually lose weight at this age. Mentally, 4 what ever reason he may be overweight, it's not easy 4 him w/his piers & all. Now is the time 4 support even counseling til he can better adjust. Meanwhile, stop encouraging excuses for your Son not 2 try & get fit, LOL. If a health place says age 13 then get a treadmill or a weight lifting set at home, have him enroll in some kind of sports, even boxing or karate is good, jog with him, etc. Starting good habits now will set good habits for his health in the future! BTW: My Nephew since birth and who is now13 is a Bonanza Ponderosa Meat and Potato Boy.
» JMC on 2006-11-05 12:28:23

I wouldn't suprised if they made a PS2 day. >> How weird that would be.

About the akward age, I never felt akward about my body because I knew what was going on ahead of time. lol I'm sure he'll get over it.
» Kirei on 2006-11-05 01:58:22

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