Jennifer - posted on 06/22/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 10 year old daughter, who gets to see her dad over the summer months ever year is driving me crazy. I just sent my daughter to him last week, and he is already doing and saying things that a 10 year old BEAUTIFUL little girl should not need to hear from her father. He insists that she is obese. Can you believe it!?!?!? All because he put her height, weight, and age into an online BMI calculator and she came back in the 95th percentile. I have tried to talk to him and ask him to be careful of her self esteem, but all he has to say is that it is all my fault she's the weight that she is and that she WILL be walking on the treadmill when she is with him over the summer. All I want him to do is look with his eyes and not a BMI calculator and anyone can see that she is not obese. I have no problem with excersize, but walking on the treadmill until he says she can get off is NOT acceptable to me. Why not play soccer with her, or go for an outdoor bike ride? She is starting to go through puberty and is a little girl. Any adivse anyone has of how to deal with my esteem bashing ex husband would be great. My sweet, beautiful, perfect little girl shouldn't have to deal with this.