my 11 year old has a wieght problem

Melinda - posted on 09/06/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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he is 5ft 5in 200lbs we have been working with doctors and they cant find any health concerns but he suffers from anxiety and is so made fun of at school it put him 2 years behind.this makes his being made fun of worse.he is very active and eats healthy loves even plain carrots but i cant seem to keep him from over eating .he will eat, it does not matter what he has eaten, hes hungary again 10 min latter this isnt everyday but most days.we have tried filling foods and he drinks alot of water .he thinks im being mean to him if i say no.he is my 3rd son of 4 sons.he is the only one with this problem.what can i do to help him.he stays by the teachers at school to stay away from the kids that are makeing fun of him he shouldnt have to live like this please help i love him so much

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Patricia - posted on 10/02/2012

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I think your son needs some good professional help. It sounds like you are a very supportive and wonderful mother, but sometimes the eating disorder is beyond our reach. Maybe your other sons could reach out and help their brother, too, if they are all on good terms.

I had a relative that was just the opposite; she had anorexia, but it was devastating for her and her family. She finally got professional help and it put her on a "normal" eating path and she got her body and mind back in balance. She is now happily married with a daughter.

Weight issues are very serious health issues and also emotional issues.

Good luck to you and your son.

Vicki - posted on 09/08/2012

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Glad to know he is already in councelling Maybe the councellor can hep him deal with his anxiety and his reasons for being heavy. He just didnt get this way just cause. There is definately some deep issues there.

Melinda - posted on 09/08/2012

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thank you so much for you advice we have been seeing a couseler for many years now but i wil talk to her.it hurts his feelings for his wieght to be pointed out but im so worried about him

Vicki - posted on 09/07/2012

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Hi Melinda, Sounds like he is a emotional eater. Sometimes we eat to push the emotions down cause we dont want to feel them and dont know what to do about them either! I would say that regardless of him thinking your mean his portions should be cut down weather he likes it or not! Maybe seek out a councelling session for him as well? They may be able to help him with what he is going through so he can feel good about himself and feel confident too!

Good luck!

Vicki

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