Overweight or Underweight: Child

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Start My Child in Kindergarten as a Young 5 Year Old or a 6 Year Old?

K.B. asks from Dallas

My daughter is in her first year of preschool. She will be turning 5 at the very end of August. With that in mind we have the option of letting her do another year or...


6 Year Old Weight Concerns

J.W. asks from Tampa

Oh where to start, sorry if I ramble but I am really stuggling with this and don't know what to do for the best. My 6 year old son who has sensory processing issues s...


Husband Weight Issue

K.D. asks from Dallas

I need some advice about my husband's weight. He has gained around 50 pounds over the past 2 years. It is all around the middle. He complains about it. Says he w...


Weight of 5 Year Old Boy

J.R. asks from Saginaw

My 5 year old boy is 55-59 pounds and is 45-46 inches tall. I personally think he looks fine but my husband has been overweight since he was a young child (due to we...


Talking About Weight with a 6 Year Old. Swh

N.Z. asks from Los Angeles

My just turned 6 year old seems to be self-conscious about her weight already (and have been). I found out today that she's been refusing to wear tank tops because...


Controlled Portions for 5 Year Old

H.D. asks from Madison

A good friend of mine has 5 year old twins. The girl is currently 70 pounds and her mom is unsure how to proceed with this subject. Her biggest fear is that her dau...


5 Year Old Eating Habits

M.B. asks from Tucson

How do you handle it when your child refuses to eat the dinner fixed for the evening? He picks at his food for 15-20 minutes then says he's full, then 10 minutes lat...


Are 4 Shots Necessary for a 5 Year Old

J.B. asks from Fort Collins

My 5 year old daughter has made every well baby visit with her pediatrician since she was born. Her last set of shots were given to her as a 1.5 year old. Now they ...


6 Yr Old Weight Issue???

A.R. asks from Boston

Hi, my 6 yr old daughter has always been pretty average with her weight, she takes more after my husband who is a tall kinda big guy. Her weight has never been an iss...


Sugar Issue

S.M. asks from Spokane

I am having a really difficult time with this because I am overweight and have sugar issues myself - so I panic when dealing with this with my kids, because #1. I wa...