Christy - posted on 09/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
When she was little she could eat whatever she wanted and it didn't matter, in fact she was very thin. But she is 13 now and she has really started gaining weight. I am so afraid of hurting her feelings or offending her, but I think I should talk to her about it. I have decided recently to minimize fast food and junk food and buy a lot of fruit for her to snack on. And I have been encouraging her to be more active, like suggesting that we take the dog for a walk. I think that the cause is that she is not as active and eats when she is bored. Also, she eats more than the rest of us at meals, but I don't think that she is really hungry, she just likes it. I don't think that it's a medical problem because I see her behavior as the cause. What I really want to know is how to talk to her about this? What do I say? She is such a wonderful person. She is beautiful, smart, so funny and friendly. I just worry so much that someone will make fun of her or that all of her great qualities will be overlooked because of her being overweight. She is so wonderful, I just don't know what to do. Please help!