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How do I support my overweight child?
The older is extremely atheletic and always on the go. The second participants in sports but not to the same degree. She could take it or leave it. Either way, I am fine. However, the younger one has an appetite, does not know when to stop eating, is always looking for food and is pretty thick around the middle.
Her body began changing about 3 years ago. She went from a slender - slim sized jeans- kid to plus size. She is aware of the change and not happy about it. But does not seem to know how to curb her appetite.
I have heard many people say - Don't make a weight issue too early. You don't want the negative effects of what can happen. But I am at a loss on what to do with her.
We had a discussion last evening. A younger girl told friends my daughter was Fat. She acted like it didn't bother her, but I know it must have.
Any suggestions or books I can read to deal with this. You only get one shot at raising them and I don't want to miss the boat.