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My Daughter Afraid of Being Overweight

C.W. asks from New York

My daughter is 4'6 and a quarter weighs 74.2 pounds 10 december 11. is she overweight? she seems average. Her 4'3 best friend 9 years old weighs 58 pounds says she ov...


Tips for Helping Slightly Overweight Child Be Healthier?

K.H. asks from Boston

I have a child who is on the cusp of a weight problem but also happen to be writing an article about the topic of overweight prevention for Parents magazine. Wonderin...


Overweight Children

S.M. asks from Dallas

Ok mom's how do you tell your kid they are overweight without hurting their feelings?? I will always protect my child from everyone and I am always telling him that h...


Overweight Child

B.G. asks from Jackson

I have a 7 year old daughter who weighs 90 pounds. She is tall for her age, which is a little why she is oveweight, but she also is very round. She doesn't just sit...


Underweight 3-Year Old

A.P. asks from New York

My son, while on his growth curve, is in the 1 percentile for his age (3-1/4 years old weighing 26 pounds). His brother and sister are in the 10th percentile and my h...


What Do You Think About Being Pregnant and Overweight

Y.D. asks from Dallas

My husband and I have been talking about adding number 3 to our family. My only concern is that I am quite a bit overweight. I was overweight with both of my other pr...


Help!! 12 Yr Old Step Daughter Overweight and Gains 5-? Lbs When Goes to Mom's

T.T. asks from Houston

I don't know what to do.. I have a 12 yr old step daughter who is 5'2 and 146 lbs I have her on a diet..she diets and exercises when she is home, she lives with us.. ...


Overweight Friend - Bring It Up?

A.K. asks from Chicago

I have a long-time friend who is very overweight. I don't know a number, but I would say high 300s at least. He's always been overweight, and of course it's getting...


Am I Really Overweight or Is It Just in My Mind?

C.A. asks from Macon

I am 48 years old. I am 5'4" and weigh 170 - 175. Everytime I look in the mirror, I think I am overweight. When I married my husband 20 years ago, I weighed 110. ...


Friend with Overweight Child

D.P. asks from Sacramento

I really need some help and advice. I have a friend with a child who is overweight, she is 5 1/2. I mean overweight to the point the pediatrician told the mother sh...