Kendra - posted on 07/06/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a 7 year-old with Down Syndrome. I am also a single mother. My father and his wife watch my daughter every other weekend so that I may go to work. Since it is very easy for kids with DS to become overweight, I try my best to monitor how much and what she eats throughout the week. However, my father and his wife allow my daughter to eat whatever she asks for (whether she's truly hungry or not). They claim it's not that big a deal since its once a week. But it's a problem when you pick up your child the next day and they've grown almost two pant sizes! What do I do to get them to feed her healthier food?