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14/10/2013 at 11:20
Of course they've got bloody Katie Hopkins on but I have to say I'm more with her on thIs!
I was obese as a child- 10st at 10 years old. I looked hideous. My parents weren't especially big. They didn't call me fat as such but helped me to eat more healthily and dad gave me a £ pound for every lb of weight I lost and it worked!
Obviously it needs to be tactful but it'll save them misery later on
14/10/2013 at 11:31
I agree. I would never call my child fat, I remember how it feels but I would definitely sort the problem.
We don't ever buy many biscuits, chocolate, crisps with our shopping. If B is allowed a treat one day then we go to the shop and get something. My house growing up was full of cakes and sweet things and it didn't help me at all :(
14/10/2013 at 11:41
My sister had a weight problem, still does. She is incredibly resentful at the 'pressure' put on her by mum and gran (who were also overweight, just not as much) to not be fat any more. They tried to dangle carrots (incentives, or telling her she'd make more friends/enjoy life more) but it just made her feel less 'normal'. It's only in recent years I have understood how much that bothered her. Mum and dad were not active in the slightest and did not eat healthily. My aim is to lead by example, be active, eat healthily. I often fail and get very angry with myself. Luckily my lad has a healthy attitude to food and exercise, but it might not have been the case. It's a really tricky one, really hard and no solution works for every individual (in my opinion).
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